A factory worker passed away with COVID-19 in Vietnam on Monday, the second virus-related death during the day, according to National Steering Committee for COVID-19 prevention and Control.
The deceased patient, coded No. 4,807, worked at an industrial park in Bac Giang Province, located in the northern region, the committee said in a report.
On May 17, she tested positive for the novel coronavirus after having such symptoms as a fever, coughing, a sore throat, and fatigue.
The patient was admitted to the medical center of Yen Dung District in Bac Giang for treatment.
She began showing signs of respiratory failure five days after her admission.
The woman was therefore transferred to Bac Giang General Hospital on May 22 due to coughing, chest tightness, breathing difficulty, a sore throat, and decreased ventilation in both lungs.
She was diagnosed with pneumonia due to COVID-19 and complications of respiratory failure. The patient was given an oxygen mask, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory medicine.
Her condition rapidly worsened on Sunday, with doctors preparing to transfer her to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi for further treatment.
However, she passed away at 38 years old at 4:30 am on Monday.
The cause of her death was identified as septic shock and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by the novel coronavirus.
This is the 44th coronavirus-related fatality Vietnam has recorded since the beginning of the pandemic and the ninth since the start of 2021.
Earlier on Monday, a 50-year-old COVID-19 patient with a history of cirrhosis had been confirmed to have passed away.
Vietnam has documented 5,308 COVID-19 cases as of Monday afternoon, with 2,721 recoveries and 44 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
The country has recorded 2,254 local infections since April 27, including 980 cases in Bac Giang Province.