An 84-year-old Singaporean man with a history of various illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension has died on Friday (Aug 13). The patient was not vaccinated at the time of death.
On 28 July, the man developed symptoms and was admitted to National University Hospital where he was found to be COVID-19 positive. In total, 44 people in Singapore has died from COVID-19 complications including 7 new deaths in the month of August 2021.
Lowest daily recorded cases
As of Friday (13 Aug), Singapore has reported a new total of 45 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections, the lowest daily number reported since Jul 20.
3 Out of 7 new positive elderly patients unvaccinated
Amongst the seven new reported cases, three were above the age of 70 who were either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
According to the MOH (Ministry of Health), Twenty out of forty-five of the newly reported infections on Friday had links to previous cases and the suspected infected personnel has since been placed on quarantine. An additional 12 other linked infections were detected through surveillance testing.
Of which, five more COVID-19 cases were linked to the My First Skool cluster on Friday, totaling the number of infections within the cluster to 11.
Walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations for seniors aged 60 and above
To encourage the active vaccination of the existing elderly population in Singapore, Seniors above the age of 60 years old will be allowed to walk into any vaccination center to get their Covid-19 jabs immediately, without any pre-registration or appointments in advance required. This move was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday (May 31) over a special pitch to the elderly who have not yet been vaccinated.
Response from the older generation has been reportedly “excellent”, with up to three-quarters of Singapore’s 760,000 senior citizens already having at least one jab or have booked a vaccination slot.
Do you know an elderly relative who has yet to receive their vaccinations? You could potentially save a life by encouraging them to visit any of the 37 vaccination centers located islandwide, operating from 8 am to 8:30 pm.
For more information, visit https://www.vaccine.gov.sg/locations-vcs