SINGAPORE — A 64-year-old Singaporean man who had been living in Indonesia for almost a year, died on Friday (26 February) due to COVID-19 infection, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Saturday.
The man had been residing in Indonesia from 17 March 2020, and had a past history of hyperlipidaemia. He tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 26 January while he was in Indonesia, and was hospitalised there on 27 January.
He was subsequently medically evacuated to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) for treatment on 29 January, and his test taken in Singapore on 30 January also came back positive for COVID-19. NCID has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.
As he was already an overseas registered case, he was not included in Singapore’s COVID-19 case count.
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