S'pore reports 568 new local Covid-19 cases and 1 death
SINGAPORE - Singapore reported 568 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases and five imported ones on Friday (Sept 10), the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its daily update.
This makes a total of 573 new Covid-19 cases.
A partially vaccinated 80-year-old man died from complications due to Covid-19 infection on Friday, bringing Singapore's Covid-19 death toll to 58.
The daily number of cases has again more than doubled from one week ago, when it stood at 219 last Friday.
Of the locally transmitted cases, 127 were seniors above the age of 60, said the Health Ministry.
The total number of infections in Singapore stands at 70,612.
The Singaporean man who died developed symptoms last Saturday and was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, where he tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, said MOH.
He had a history of diabetes, heart failure, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
MOH is closely monitoring 10 clusters, down from 11 on Thursday.
The cluster at fresh produce wholesaler Hu Lee Impex reported four new cases on Friday, with a total of 31 cases.
Liew, I. (2021, September 11). S’pore reports 568 new local Covid-19 cases and 1 death. The Straits Times. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/568-new-locally-transmitted-covid-19-cases-in-spore-partially-vaccinated-80-year