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Malaysian among 16 new Covid deaths in Singapore

Of the 16, seven had been fully vaccinated, eight were unvaccinated and one was partially vaccinated.

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A Malaysian man was among the 16 people who died from complications due to Covid-19 infection in Singapore on Oct 21.

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

Of the remaining cases, 11 were male Singaporeans and permanent residents and four were female Singaporeans.

All 16 were between 61 and 93 years old.

The health ministry said eight were unvaccinated, one was partially vaccinated, and seven were fully vaccinated.

Fifteen had various underlying health conditions while the sixteenth, who had been fully vaccinated, had no known medical conditions.

Yesterday’s reported deaths took Singapore’s cumulative death toll to 280.

Singapore also reported 3,439 new cases of Covid-19 infection yesterday, bringing its total caseload to 162,026.

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

As of Oct 20, 84% of the population were fully vaccinated, and 85% had received at least one dose.

In its latest update, the republic’s Multi-Ministerial Taskforce said the Stabilisation Phase would be extended for another month through Nov 21 as more time is needed to stabilise the continuing pressures on its healthcare system.

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