Vietnam confirmed its 15th death related to novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Monday night.
This was the fourth virus-related fatality recorded on Monday, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son.
The deceased patient was a 68-year-old man in central Quang Nam Province with a history of chronic renal failure, metastatic kidney cancer, and type-2 diabetes.
He was admitted to Da Nang Hospital in the namesake central city due to his kidney conditions on July 9 and was discharged from the infirmary following his treatment on July 22.
The man then returned to his hometown in Quang Nam Province and tested positive for the novel coronavirus on July 30, becoming Vietnam’s patient No. 522.
He was admitted to the COVID-19 treatment facility at Hue Central Hospital in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on the following day.
The patient was also diagnosed with chronic renal failure, metastatic kidney cancer, and type-2 diabetes.
His health condition worsened between July 31 and August 5.
He had manifestations of vasomotor disorder at 4:00 pm on August 10 and passed away at 5:30 pm on the same day.
The cause of death was identified as severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19, complications of severe respiratory failure, pulmonary artery obstruction, kidney cancer with metastatic sites in the bladder and lungs, chronic kidney failure, and type-2 diabetes.
Among Vietnam’s 15 virus-related deaths, two were below 50 years of age, two between 50 and 60 years old, 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.
The country’s COVID-19 tally stood at 847, with 399 having recovered as of Tuesday morning.