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Vietnam reports 42nd coronavirus-related death

Vietnam reports 42nd coronavirus-related death

Sunday, May 23, 2021, 14:53 GMT+7

A 72-year-old Vietnamese woman has passed away after she was discovered being infected with COVID-19 about three weeks ago.

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control confirmed the country’s 42nd coronavirus-related death on Sunday morning.

The elderly patient, coded No. 3,022, had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and high blood pressure.

She began having such symptoms as difficulty breathing and increased coughing in mid-April.

On April 30, the woman was admitted to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi and was diagnosed with severe pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension.

She was treated with antibiotics, intermittent oxygen therapy, and bronchodilators.

On May 4, she tested positive for the novel coronavirus following the detection of a COVID-19 cluster at the hospital.

As her dyspnea worsened, the patient was transferred to the emergency department and put in intensive care.

Doctors from across the country convened two meetings on May 16 and 18 to discuss treatment plans for the patient.

She was given breathing support, continuous dialysis, broad-spectrum antibiotics, antivirals, and anticoagulants, but did not respond well.

She suffered persistent fever and multiple-organ failure before passing away on Saturday night.

The cause of her death was identified as severe pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, and multiple-organ failure in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and hypertension.

This is the 42nd coronavirus-related fatality that Vietnam has recorded since the beginning of the pandemic and the seventh since the start of 2021.

Nearly 20 other COVID-19 patients in the country are also seriously ill.

Vietnam has recorded 5,141 COVID-19 cases as of Sunday afternoon, with 2,721 recoveries and 42 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country has documented 2,089 local infections in 30 provinces and cities since April 27.

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