Singapore reports first Omicron-related Covid-19 death

Singapore reports first Omicron-related Covid-19 death

22/1/2022 10:38:00 AM

Singapore reports first Omicron-related Covid-19 death

SINGAPORE — Singapore on Saturday (Jan 22) reported its first Omicron-related Covid-19 death, a 92-year-old woman who caught the virus from a family member.

She died on Jan 20, about 10 days after catching the virus from a family member."Upon investigation, doctors have concluded that the death was due to Covid-19 infection, by the Omicron variant," said MOH."To her family and loved ones, please accept our deepest condolences. The Ministry of Health and our healthcare workers will continue to do whatever we can to care for all our patients," MOH added.

Singapore on Fridaynew Covid-19 infections, comprising 2,794 local infections and 361 imported ones.The surge in the number of new cases was due to theinclusion of the number of Protocol 2 casesin its daily updates.Protocol 2 cases are individuals who are well and tested positive, or have been assessed by a doctor to have a mild condition. CNA

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The woman was unvaccinated and had no known medical history, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a statement. She died on Jan 20, about 10 days after catching the virus from a family member. "Upon investigation, doctors have concluded that the death was due to Covid-19 infection, by the Omicron variant," said MOH. "To her family and loved ones, please accept our deepest condolences. The Ministry of Health and our healthcare workers will continue to do whatever we can to care for all our patients," MOH added. Singapore on Friday new Covid-19 infections, comprising 2,794 local infections and 361 imported ones. The surge in the number of new cases was due to the inclusion of the number of Protocol 2 cases in its daily updates. Protocol 2 cases are individuals who are well and tested positive, or have been assessed by a doctor to have a mild condition. CNA For more stories like this, visit