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One more COVID-19 patient dies with many underlying conditions in Vietnam

Sunday, August 23, 2020, 16:33 GMT+7
One more COVID-19 patient dies with many underlying conditions in Vietnam
Doctors treat a COVID-19 patient in Da Nang, central Vietnam. Photo: Tan Luc/ Tuoi Tre

Vietnam announced a new coronavirus-related death on Sunday afternoon, according to the country’s health ministry.

The victim, 73, had been treated in Hoa Vang District, Da Nang, which is now the national outbreak hotbed, the Ministry of Health said.

This is the 27th virus-related death to have been documented in Vietnam in the past three weeks.

The patient was a woman residing in Lien Chieu District, Da Nang, which is a beach city in central Vietnam.

She had a history of terminal chronic renal failure, heart failure, anemia, and hypertension.

She died at Hoa Vang Medical Center on Sunday morning of septic shock, multiorgan failure, and pneumonia caused by COVID-19.

The medical center has admitted 31 coronavirus patients with comorbid problems to date, with five of them having died and seven having been discharged, the health ministry said.

Vietnam has confirmed 1,014 COVID-19 patients since January 23, when the country recorded its first-ever case.

A total of 563 patients have recovered from the acute respiratory disease.

Five hundred and thirty-two local infections have been logged since July 25, when Da Nang detected the first domestic coronavirus transmission after Vietnam had gone 99 days without any locally-transmitted case.

Twenty-seven have died since July 31, when a 70-year-old man was confirmed as the first virus-related casualty in the Southeast Asian nation.

A separate male patient passed away on August 12 after having tested negative for the virus four times.

Most of the dead had suffered concomitant conditions.

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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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