Singapore Health Ministry: Four-year-old girl dies after contracting Covid-19

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The cause of death was later determined by the state coroner to be Covid-19 Pneumonia, said MoH. ― TODAY pic

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Tuesday, 19 Jul 2022 3:28 PM MYT

SINGAPORE, July 19 — A four-year-old girl who contracted Covid-19 has died, marking the second death caused by the virus in a patient aged below 12.

In a statement today (July 19), the Ministry of Health (MH) said the four-year-old died from pneumonia on Sunday. She had no past medical history and was previously well.

“She developed symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection and fever on July 15, and tested positive for Covid-19 via an antigen rapid test on July 17 at a general practitioner clinic,” said MoH.

The girl was prescribed medications for her symptoms but remained unwell and collapsed later that night, added MoH.

The cause of death was later determined by the state coroner to be Covid-19 pneumonia, said the ministry.

Last month, an 18-month-old Singaporean boy became the first death of a Covid-19 patient below 12 years old.

He died from encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) due to Covid-19, respiratory syncytial virus and enterovirus infections.

“Children are generally more resilient to Covid-19 infections than adults and the elderly. Notwithstanding, Covid-19 infections ca...

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