April 3, 2020 / 3:36 AM / 2 months ago

Singapore reports fifth person has died from coronavirus

A view shows the deserted Merlion Park, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Singapore, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore reported another coronavirus-related death on Friday, raising the city-state’s total fatalities from the disease to five.

The latest death was of an 86-year-old female Singapore citizen, the health ministry said in a statement.

The country has reported 1,049 coronavirus cases in total.

Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan and John Geddie in Singapore; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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