Singapore reports first 2 casualties from Covid-19

Singapore has reported its first 2 casualties from the Covid-19 on Friday (20 Mar), according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The 2 patients who passed away from “complications due to Covid-19″ are:

  1. A 75 year-old female Singapore Citizen who was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) on 23 February for pneumonia, and was confirmed to have Covid-19 infection on the same day. She subsequently developed serious complications and eventually succumbed to the infection after 26 days in the ICU on 21 March at 7.52am. She had a history of chronic heart disease and hypertension.
  2. A 64 year-old male Indonesian national who was admitted to the NCID in a critical condition on 13 March, after arriving in Singapore from Indonesia on the same day. He developed serious complications and eventually succumbed to the infection after 9 days in the ICU on 21 March at 10.15am. Prior to his arrival in Singapore on 13 March, he had been hospitalised in Indonesia for pneumonia, and had a history of heart disease.

After announcing the deaths, Minister for Health Mr Gan Kim Yong said he was deeply saddened but hailed “the best efforts of the medical team to care for them”.

“I know that Singaporeans will be worried and anxious,” he said. “But we must take courage, and not give in to our fears.”

Both MOH and NCID shared that they have reached out to their families and are extending assistance to them.

 

Click to view full list of worldwide infections

As of Saturday (21 March), there are a total of 432 confirmed cases in the island city, with 47 fresh infections reported on the same day. Of the 432 infected, 131 of them have been discharged from the hospital while 14 are currently in critical condition.

Meanwhile, it is believed that the ruling party would be calling for a General Election within the first half of the year during the Covid-19 pandemic, where about 2.5 million citizens will be required to risk their health and maybe even lives to vote.

 

 

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24 Responses to “Singapore reports first 2 casualties from Covid-19”

  • Normal lah:

    Malaysia 8 death.

    HK 4 death.

    Taiwan 2 death.

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  • opposition dude:

    Condolences to the 2 families who have lost their loved ones.

    Fighting for your life for 26 days is no joke. And we have Tan Kin Lian saying this is a small matter compared to the flu which kills 3 million a year. How very sad that he chooses to see things in this perspective.

    To him human life is worthless if fatalities are not 3 million a year.

    And the good for nothing PM is still thinking of holding the election soon oh boy.

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  • Dr. Chan:

    @Normal lah
    You want to join them can lah. I don’t want lah. LHL, Ah Heng, Kee Chiu Xia Suay Chan, Small Space Sex Teo want to join them better still lah.
    Others stay safe Lah.

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  • PAPVID-20:

    It took a petition online to pressure our govt to implement travel restriction on visitors from Wuhan. But by the time they ban them, the coronavirus carriers from Wuhan were already in sg. They eventually infected many locals in a Paya Lebar church. Sg’s first death victim was linked to that church cluster.

    Do we now need another petition online to pressure our govt to drop all plans of going ahead with an election before we see more infections and more death? YES! There’s already a petition online. So, please TRE readers, sign the online petition now and jio everyone you know to sign it before it’s too late.

    Since we have a pap puppet president who is completely useless to us, signing the petition is singaporeans only chance to stop the election and save ourselves So, please, sign now.

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  • Normal lah:

    @ Dr Chan

    Of course.
    If u really feel insecure, u want to play safe, do what u can e.g. Buy and Wear mask at your own discretion. Avoid crowds, migrate to north pole or south , …..etc. Nobody stopping you.

    As other countries illustrated, death cases will be inevitable.
    75 years old , what u expect.

    Let be honest. If a virus didnt kill u, an sickness or a mishap will. We dont get to chose.

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  • Life goes on almost as usual:

    432 infected, 2 succumbed. Death rate is @ 0.5%.

    Say we have 5 millions inhabitants in the country as the base, any individuals in the country stands a 0.008% chance of getting infected ( it should be lower as more than one third got infected outside the country).

    Thus, Singapore is still quite safe if the official precautionary measures are strictly observed.

    For most of us here, life goes on almost as usual and will live to see the end of the crisis.

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  • holding GE amidst a crisis!:

    politics is such..thats why its called a dirty game.

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  • N.Jungne:

    PeeAyam expects more deaths, as his 2nd Hole expects to sit in Hai place.

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  • Inevitable:

    Normal lah:
    @ Dr Chan

    Of course.
    If u really feel insecure, u want to play safe, do what u can e.g. Buy and Wear mask at your own discretion. Avoid crowds, migrate to north pole or south , …..etc. Nobody stopping you.

    As other countries illustrated, death cases will be inevitable.
    75 years old , what u expect.

    Let be honest. If a virus didnt kill u, an sickness or a mishap will. We dont get to chose.

    Death is inevitable, eventually. Only death from natural life cycle is normal. Abnormal death due to external circumstances if can be avoided should be avoided. Knowing the dire consequences, it is only normal to put in conscientious effort to avert the abnormal, and not let to chance. We have a choice to persist as a normal person until our last breath or give in & give up as an abnormally hopeless person.

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  • N.Jungne:

    I hope the PeeAyam and his Minstur of Hell tested Positive

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  • Direct cremation:

    Straits Times: Coronavirus: Bodies of patients to be handled according to strict protocols

    The Government should offer at no cost direct cremation – no embalming. Can still have a wake with the ashes.

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  • paulstteo:

    First condolences to the families of the deceased.

    However the government must enlighten us on policies viz
    1. do we test all non citizens at point of entry to Singapore
    2. do we refuse entry to those who are ill with symptons of Covid 19
    3. do non citizens pay for treatment if they are treated subsequently for Covid 19.

    At such trying times we must ensure correct policies to safeguard citizzems

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  • Great Asia:

    In total, China has 80,000 plus infected cases. Today, it has reduced to 5000 plus cases. By the end of next week, China will be down to a level similar to Singapore.

    Next weekend PAP fat cats will have a big problem to explain to Singaporeans.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Asian Values ?:

    Dr Chan quit being a sally!

    泰山崩于前而色不變?

    What a BS.

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  • Malay sure boleh:

    Malaysia 9 deaths.

    1183 cases!

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  • Normal lah:

    Show me statistics how many die naturally ? Meaning no sickness e.g. cancer or heart attack or stroke or ….etc! Nor accidents e.g. pmd motor car ship or planes or ownself fall down the stairs or escalators or slip and fell…etc

    This 2 years already 4 neighbours of same block pass away , 2 due to sickness – cancer. 1 not sure as not close no communication but also sickness. Only 1 die at ripe age of 90+.

    My neighbour told me his story many many years while gathering with relatives in his uncle house. While all watching and enjoying a DVD movie , uncle go kitchen toilet. After that never come out. Nobody notice until the movie finished 1 hour later, probably a good show. Then they checked, but too late pass away inside toilet. Probably stroke.

    Friend eat a fish ball or chicken skins will also result in choking. What you are pointing at is impossible. So many people high blood, high blood sugar,….
    Thats what u hope or most people hope. However dont forget , what if at 70 u lost your eyesight or u paralyzed or bed ridden or senile ?

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  • MotherShit Cronyism:

    So far I have seen a few times it reports SG covid cases in the night and not so much in the evening or earlier.

    Do you all observed this pattern?

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  • What we can n should dump:

    As crisis such as epidemic n pandemic show up the human pr wild beastly quality of a govt. Trump didn’t lose much of the citizen support until he n his WH responded to the coronavirus outbreak in US was announced
    By most US mass media except for The Respublican rediculouly biased media called Fox when his citizen support drop like the sharemaret collapse. US citizens found themselves what they can n should do without n Found themselves fortunate to be awaken by the demic before they are persistently blinded by the self glorifying n self gratifying leader even to the extent of proteciin from pocsecution of crimes by the blatant senseless brownnosping bureaurats n party house srepresepntatives.who have traded their human values for self gratifications.

    SIN sees her parallelism. Singaporeans have been lethally infected by the fake promises, information as their counterparts in USA. Career bureaucrats hekd strongly to their numan values n professionalism defining their soul to face the threats, dismissal n eastern classic feature of s by seeking political asylum in other nation only to find themselves as political baits down even to what daft Singaporeans dubbed as Singapore founding father’s own family members when they suddenly woke up they r no different from ordinary citizens once ousted out of the nepotic arena! Yes like the once arrogant yankies now miserably helplessly kpkbs, their counterparts in SIN have also been kpkbed for more than 3 decades n still doing so.

    Hope that the panfdemic has broken the spell n brightens their eyes n brain to what type of govt they can n SHOULD dump n that is

    AN

    irresponsible, accountability shifting leader n blind brownnosing party parliamentarians that needs to nurture a huge harem of brownosing career bureaucrats to shield their fakes, inadequcies n crimes tegardlessly for rewards at the expense of the citizenry against their interests n benefits!

    Yes DUMP them in the sewer n flush them off before it destroy irreversibly the NAztION n CITIZENRY!

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  • total numbers of new cases:

    //So far I have seen a few times it reports SG covid cases in the night and not so much in the evening or earlier.

    Do you all observed this pattern?//

    aiyoh ? timing is everything in the text messages or news ? if tell you earlier at exactly or about 12pm, it will become lunch or dinner talk and kaypoh kaypoh discussion till night lar ?

    if reviewed to you late at night, perhaps only two hours exposure to the news and then straight away to sleep ?

    last time, total numbers of new cases would be told, now it is broken down to two parts, imported cases and local cases to give you a milder feel as the first number you read is smaller than the total numbers ? this is how all the wayang news is managed in our 151th media standard to give you a feel that the white idiots are managing well lar ??

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  • Nobody Die Naturally:

    Normal lah: Show me statistics how many die naturally ? Meaning no sickness e.g. cancer or heart attack or stroke or ….etc! Nor accidents e.g. pmd motor car ship or planes or ownself fall down the stairs or escalators or slip and fell…etc

    Nobody die naturally because a doctor has to verified that the corpse is indeed a corpse before the undertaker takes over the body. Have you heard of such doctor who verified the person died naturally?

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  • Normal lah:

    No bullshit right.

    2 news;

    1. Taiwan Serena Liu 劉真 the dancer died , not because of Covid19 but heart issue. Early 40s only.

    2. One SMRT staff also pass away in an accident.

    Who can guarantee when shit hit the fans ?

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  • Normal lah:

    So ?

    You should lecture Dr Chan.
    You tell it to me, a person who accepted that life inevitable for what ?

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  • What to do:

    More cases or less deaths had no impact on their chosen course of action. They die die want to do it their ways we can only accept and move on. Life goes on. Reminds me of the human wave tactics used by the Eight Route Army to overrun enemy positions by sheer numbers during the Korean War.

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  • Normal lah:

    Those lookin 4 surgical masks , Value shops have quite alot. Just went 4 a stroll at little india from 7 to 11pm.

    The stretch of Value shops starting from Veerasamy road to Farrer Park MRT all selling. So is hand sanitizer or 70% or 100 alcohol. All these hand sanitizers/ alcohol prices all drop.

    Even Farrer park mall inside few shops also selling but …a bit more expensive if u dont mind.

    KTV at Sim Lim Sq customers minus 50% but seems the patrons enjoy more ( no meed to wait for their turn ). Basically they own the evening. But electronics shops quiet. Many at 7 already start closing. Dont see much sales discount. But FP mall side, some of these clothings 50% discount. Maybe good times to buy some.

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