A 63-year-old COVID-19 patient in northern Hai Duong Province died on Friday, marking Vietnam’s 51st coronavirus death and the 16th fatality in the latest wave.
The man, recognized as patient No. 3,153, died of septic shock and pneumonia due to COVID-19 with complications arising out of spinal disorder, the Health Ministry said in an announcement on the same day.
The patient had suffered from spinal disorder without treatment for more than ten years, as well as a fever that lasted two months before being hospitalized on April 28.
He was tested and diagnosed with COVID-19 on May 7.
The man was treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases for infection and pneumonia, but responded poorly to treatment.
On May 26, test results showed that the patient was infected with multi-drug resistant bacteria.
After over a month of intensive care and treatment, the patient’s condition did not improved and gradually deteriorated.
He died early on Friday morning.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 77 new COVID-19 cases nationwide, including 75 domestic infections, on Friday morning.
The infections have taken Vietnam’s patient tally to 8,364, including 51 deaths, since the pandemic appeared in the country on January 23, 2020.
Since April 27, when the pandemic’s fourth wave and the worst so far began in Vietnam, 5,249 patients have been documented across the Southeast Asian country.
Hai Duong has detected 50 infections in this round.
Recoveries have reached 3,242 while death toll has mounted to 51.
Nearly 61,000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Friday.
As of 4:00 pm on the same day, Vietnam had administered a total of 1,217,607 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, in which, the number of people who have received two shots was 32,401.