70-year-old S'porean man, Patient 128, is 10th Covid-19 death in S'pore

He had been confirmed with the infection since March 6, 2020.

Julia Yeo | April 14, 2020, 09:40 PM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced the passing of a 70-year-old male Singaporean due to Covid-19 infection on April 14, 2020.

10 Covid-19 deaths in S'pore

Case 128 was diagnosed with Covid-19 on March 6, 2020.

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.

As of April 14, there have been 10 deaths linked to Covid-19 in Singapore.

Linked to SAFRA Jurong cluster

The 70-year-old man was linked to Patient 125, a 65-year-old Singaporean woman, who was also confirmed with Covid-19 and hospitalised in NCID on March 6.

Both of them are linked to the SAFRA Jurong cluster which has been declared as an inactive cluster yesterday (April 13).

Patient 125 has been discharged from the hospital earlier on March 19.

334 new cases in S'pore

All 334 new cases identified on April 14 are locally transmitted, and there are no imported cases.

Of these, 198 cases are linked to existing clusters.

Another 22 cases are locally linked.

114 cases are pending contact tracing.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 3,252.

One new cluster at PPT Lodge 1A (8 Seletar North Link) was identified on April 14, with 11 cases linked to the new cluster.

Another 25 patients were discharged today.

In all, 611 have fully recovered from the infection and have been discharged.

Of the 1,315 who are still in hospital, 28 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

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