The Vietnamese Ministry of Health announced on Saturday noon the 58th coronavirus-related death in the country, a 64-year-old woman with lung cancer in Hanoi.
The woman, registered as COVID-19 patient No. 4,118, was confirmed to die of septic shock and pneumonia caused by COVID-19 on the pre-existing condition of lung cancer.
A resident in Ung Hoa District of Hanoi, she was diagnosed with lung cancer last October.
She had gone through an operation to remove her left lung and five times of chemotherapy.
While receiving the chemotherapy at Hanoi’s K Hospital, which specializes in cancer treatment, she tested positive for the coronavirus on May 14.
Her conditions deteriorated to the extent that doctors had to put her on a ventilator since May 25, as well as give her broad-spectrum antibiotics combined with antifungals, and comprehensive care.
But her cancer disease led to her poor response to those COVID-19 treatment.
She died on Friday and became the 58th COVID-19 fatality in Vietnam, as well as the 23rd death in the nation’s fourth wave, which started on April 27.
The Ministry of Health also confirmed 89 cases of COVID-19 at noon on Saturday, including 88 local infections in Ho Chi Minh City, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, and Ha Tinh, taking the national caseload to 10,117 patients, with 3,804 recoveries and 58 deaths.
As many as 6,906 domestic infections have been recorded in the country during this latest round.