Singapore’s 4th COVID-19 death is 68-year-old Indonesian with history of diabetes and hypertension

Singapore's Ministry of Health has confirmed that a patient has passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection at 6.43am on April 2. This is the fourth death from COVID-19 in Singapore.

He was a 68 year-old male Indonesian national who was a Singapore Work Pass holder, and had been in Indonesia from January 20 to March 16.

Photo courtesy: NCID
Photo courtesy: NCID

The patient was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on March 22, and was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on the same day. He had been cared for in the intensive care unit (ICU) since March 26.

The man developed serious complications and eventually succumbed to the infection after seven days in the ICU. He had a history of diabetes and hypertension.