Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed that at third patient has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection at 12.12pm on March 29.
He was a 70 year-old male Singapore Citizen with no recent travel history to affected countries and regions.
Admitted to Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on February 29, the patient was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on March 2. He had been cared for in the intensive care unit (ICU) since then.
The man developed serious complications and eventually succumbed to the infection after 27 days in the ICU. He had a history of hypertension and hyperlipidaemia.
Meanwhile, MOH also reported 42 new cases of COVID-19 infection as of 12pm on March 29 – of which 24 are imported and 18 are local cases who have no recent travel history abroad.
The 24 imported cases had travel history to Europe, North America, Middle East, ASEAN and other parts of Asia. Eight cases are linked to previous cases, and the remaining ten are currently unlinked.
With another 14 cases discharged from the hospital, a total of 212 cases have fully recovered from the infection. Of the 423 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 19 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.