95-year-old man 11th person to die from Covid-19 in Singapore

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed 623 new coronavirus cases in Singapore today (April 17). Out of these, there are 27 cases in the community, 37 cases involving work permit holders residing outside dormitories, and 558 cases of work permit holders residing in dormitories.

Case 3145, a 95-year-old male Singaporean, died today from complications due to Covid-19. He was diagnosed with Covid-19 on April 13. Raffles Hospital has reached out to his family and is extending assistance to them.

There is one imported case who is currently serving Stay-Home Notice and 25 more cases have been discharged from hospitals or community isolation facilities.

Four new clusters have also been announced: Tuas South Dormitory which has six cases; Avery Lodge Dormitory which also has six cases; Jurong Penjuru Dormitory with a total of 16 cases; and 4 Sungei Kadut Street 2 with a total of 16 cases.

Of the 2,113 cases who are still in hospital, most are in stable condition or improving. Twenty-two are in critical condition, while 2,218 cases who are clinically well but still test positive for Covid-19 are isolated and cared for at community facilities.

This brings the total number of cases to 5,050, with 708 patients discharged and 11 deaths.

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