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Indonesian man becomes fourth person to die of COVID-19 in Singapore


COVID-19 claimed its fourth life in Singapore this morning, the Health Ministry announced.
The 68-year-old Indonesian man died at 6:43am today, more than a week after he was admitted to the National Center for Infectious Diseases, or NCID, and testing positive. He was in the Intensive Care Unit from March 26.
The man had a history of diabetes and hypertension and was in Indonesia Jan. 20 to March 16, according to the ministry’s statement. He also holds a work visa here.
“He developed serious complications and eventually succumbed to the infection after seven days in the ICU,” it read.
“NCID has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.”
Confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 1,000 in Singapore after 74 new cases were reported last night. Ten of which are linked to an elderly home at 1 Thomson Lane, including one that involves a 102-year-old woman – Singapore’s oldest COVID-19 patient so far.
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