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COVID-19: Woman, 92, is Singapore's first Omicron-related death

Yahoo News logo Yahoo News 22/1/2022 Staff Writer, Singapore

SINGAPORE — Singapore recorded its first Omicron-related death on Thursday (20 January), and the deceased was a 92-year-old vaccinated woman.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Saturday that the woman had died from complications relating to the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

The ministry added that the woman had no known medical history and caught the virus from a family member. She succumbed about 10 days after being admitted for the virus.

Doctors concluded upon investigation that the death was due to Covid-19 infection by the Omicron variant.

"To her family and loved ones, please accept our deepest condolences. The Ministry of Health and our healthcare workers will continue to do whatever we can to care for all our patients," the ministry said.

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