Singaporean woman, 95, dies of COVID-19 infection, linked to airport cluster

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The transit area at Changi Airport Terminal 3 in July 2020. PHOTO: Nicholas Yong/Yahoo News Singapore
The transit area at Changi Airport Terminal 3 in July 2020. PHOTO: Nicholas Yong/Yahoo News Singapore

SINGAPORE — A 95-year-old Singaporean woman died on Sunday (30 May) from COVID-19 infection, the Ministry of Health said on the same day.

The woman, the 33rd COVID-19 linked fatality in Singapore, was linked to the Changi Airport Terminal 3 cluster, which has 108 cases as of Sunday. The cluster originated from an 88-year-old Singaporean man who is employed by Ramky Cleantech Services as a cleaner deployed at Terminal 3. He was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 5 May.

The woman was confirmed to have COVID-19 infection on 17 May when she was warded at Changi General Hospital for an unrelated medical condition. She had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, and had a history of cancer, hypertension and hypothyroidism.

Changi General Hospital has reached out to her family and is extending assistance to them, the MOH said.

On Sunday, MOH reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, taking the country's total case count to 62,028.

There are 19 cases of locally transmitted infection, of which 13 are linked to past cases.

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