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26th coronavirus-related fatality recorded in Vietnam

Sunday, August 23, 2020, 10:07 GMT+7
26th coronavirus-related fatality recorded in Vietnam
A COVID-19 patient is treated at the Da Nang Hospital for Lung Diseases in Da Nang City, Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam documented its 26th coronavirus-related death, a 93-year-old man in the central city of Da Nang, on Saturday night.

He was the country’s COVID-19 patient No. 666, according to the Ministry of Health.

The patient had a history of heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, kidney failure, and dementia.

He passed away at 5:20 pm on Saturday, with his death attributed to septic shock, multiorgan failure, necrosis of the legs due to embolism, and pneumonia caused by COVID-19.

This has been logged as Vietnam’s 26th coronavirus-related death since the beginning of the outbreak.

According to the treatment subcommittee of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 14 other patients currently have a poor prognosis. Three of them are facing high risk of fatality.

Meanwhile, the Hoa Vang Medical Center in the namesake district in Da Nang has successfully treated seven coronavirus patients with chronic kidney failure.

Four other COVID-19 patients with chronic kidney failure have also been discharged from the Hue Central Hospital in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

Vietnam’s infection tally stood at 1,014, with 563 having recovered as of Sunday morning, according to Ministry of Health statistics.

A total of 532 local infections have been documented since July 25, when the central city detected the first local coronavirus transmission after Vietnam had gone 99 days without any locally-transmitted case.

Twenty-six COVID-19 patients in Vietnam have died so far, most having suffered serious pre-existing conditions. A male patient passed away on August 12 after having tested negative for the virus four times.

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