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Octogenarian becomes latest coronavirus-related fatality in Vietnam

Octogenarian becomes latest coronavirus-related fatality in Vietnam

Thursday, September 03, 2020, 18:07 GMT+7
Octogenarian becomes latest coronavirus-related fatality in Vietnam
A student has her body temperature checked before taking a national high school test in Da Nang, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed the 35th COVID-19 death on Thursday, which was recorded in Da Nang.

The latest victim was a 83-year-old woman who had suffered hypertension, gastrointestinal bleeding, and chronic renal failure, subject to periodic kidney dialysis.

On Thursday morning, she died at Hoa Vang Medical Center in the namesake district in Da Nang.

Her causes of death include serious pneumonia and respiratory failure triggered by COVID-19, leading to bacteremia, or blood poisoning, as complications.

Vietnam has documented 1,046 coronavirus cases, including 691 domestic infections, since January 23, when the pathogen first hit the country.

A total of 551 local cases, mostly linked to Da Nang, have been confirmed since July 25, when the beach city recorded the first locally-transmitted infection after the Southeast Asian nation had gone through a streak of 99 days without any community transmission.

So far, 746 patients have beaten the virus while 35 have lost their lives, the majority in senior years and having had critical comorbid medical conditions.

The health ministry did not include three fatalities in the death toll because they died after having tested negative for the novel coronavirus at least three times.

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