80-year-old Malaysian man tests positive for Covid-19 in S'pore after death from unrelated causes

The man is currently classified as a local unlinked case. 

Jason Fan | April 15, 2020, 10:50 PM

On Wednesday (April 15), the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 447 new cases of Covid-19 infections, with 41 more cases discharged.

According to the MOH, one of the newly-announced cases is number 3381, an 80-year-old Malaysian national who passed away on Tuesday (April 14) from causes unrelated to Covid-19.

Tested due to MOH's enhanced surveillance measures

The Singapore Permanent Resident was admitted into Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) on the day he died.

MOH said the man was tested for Covid-19 after his death, under MOH's enhanced surveillance measures.

He tested positive for the virus posthumously.

The deceased patient is currently classified as a local unlinked case.

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