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Malaysian among 16 Covid-19 deaths in Singapore yesterday
Published on: Friday, October 22, 2021
By: Bernama
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Another 3,439 Covid-19 cases were reported in Singapore yesterday. (AP pic)
SINGAPORE: A Malaysian man was among the 16 people who died from complications due to Covid-19 in Singapore yesterday. 

The man is a work permit holder, according to the republic’s health ministry in its nightly data update. 

Of the remaining 15 deaths, the ministry said four were women, all Singaporeans, while the 11 men comprised both Singaporeans and permanent residents.

All the fatalities involved senior citizens, aged 61 to 93, according to the health ministry. 

Among them, eight had been unvaccinated against Covid-19, one had been partially vaccinated and seven had been fully vaccinated. 

The health ministry said 15 of them had various underlying medical conditions, while a fully vaccinated case had no known medical conditions.

With the new cases, the republic now has reported a total of 280 deaths so far. 

Singapore also reported 3,439 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, bringing the total number of cases to 162,026. 

Of the new cases, 2,937 were detected in the community, 500 in the migrant worker dormitories and two were imported. 

As of Oct 20, 84% of the population here had been fully vaccinated, while 85% had received at least one dose. 

In its latest update, the republic’s multi-ministerial taskforce on Covid-19 said the stabilisation phase of the current outbreak will be extended for another month through Nov 21, as more time was needed to stabilise the continuing pressures on its healthcare system.

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