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Vietnamese woman dies from heart attack in COVID-19 quarantine ward

Vietnamese woman dies from heart attack in COVID-19 quarantine ward

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 11:09 GMT+7
Vietnamese woman dies from heart attack in COVID-19 quarantine ward
Officers are stationed at a COVID-19 checkpoint in Viet Yen District, Bac Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: Chi Tue / Tuoi Tre

A woman suffered a heart attack and died while staying in a centralized quarantine facility for COVID-19 monitoring in the northern Vietnamese of Bac Giang this week, a source told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday afternoon.

Nguyen Thi T., 62, from Bac Giang’s Viet Yen District had been restricted to a quarantine unit at the Bac Giang Agriculture and Forestry University since June 1 as a result of having direct contact with four of her family members who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.  

Prior to her death, T. showed no signs of abnormal health despite a history of vestibular disorders.

T. suddenly developed chest tightness and shortness of breath on Tuesday morning, according to her family.

Despite being given immediate medical attention and intensive resuscitation, the woman was unable to survive the heart attack.

T.’s final COVID-19 test came back positive, though she tested negative for the virus on two prior occasions. 

The Ministry of Health has yet to confirm T. as a coronavirus patient.

Doctors declared that T. died from a heart attack, not from COVID-19.

Chairman of Viet Yen District Nguyen Van Phuong affirmed the doctors’ conclusion on Wednesday afternoon.

“The patient’s family denied an autopsy on her body and asked to process the body in accordance with COVID-19 prevention regulations for cremation,” Phuong said.

Bac Giang has been Vietnam’s COVID-19 hot spot during the latest wave of infections, notching 3,621 local cases recorded since April 27.

The Ministry of Health confirmed 70 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday morning, including 66 local infections in Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, and Ha Tinh, taking the national caseload to 9,635 patients, with 3,636 recoveries and 55 deaths.

As many as 6,451 domestic infections have been recorded in the country during this latest round.  

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