Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed the 14th coronavirus-related death on Monday evening – a man from central Quang Nam Province.
The victim was 66 years old and had a history of end-stage chronic renal failure.
He was treated for the condition at Da Nang Hospital from July 6 to 28.
The man tested positive for the novel coronavirus on July 26.
He showed signs of no heartbeats many times during his treatment at Da Nang Hospital.
The patient was transferred to Hue Central Hospital, located in Thua Thien-Hue Province just 90km northwest of Da Nang, on July 28.
He was diagnosed with severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19 at the hospital.
He was in intensive care, put on a ventilator, and given continuous renal replacement therapy from July 28 to 31.
The man went into a deep coma from August 2 to 7.
On Monday, his conditions kept deteriorating before he passed away at 9:00 am.
This is the 14th virus-related fatality in Vietnam and the third death on Monday alone.
The health ministry had announced the deaths of two COVID-19 patients earlier the same day.
They were aged 33 and 47, the youngest fatalities so far.
Among the 14 fatalities, two were below 50 years of age, two above 50, and the rest over 60.
All but one had critical pre-existing conditions, as a 55-year-old patient lost her life on Sunday, having merely had a history of hypertension.
Vietnam confirmed six new coronavirus patients – including one eight-year-old boy and an imported case – and four recoveries on Monday.
The country has reported 847 coronavirus infections since January 23, when it detected the first-ever patient, the Ministry of Health said.
Three hundred and eighteen of the total are imported cases quarantined upon arrival.
A combined 399 patients have recovered from the respiratory disease.