The National Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced two new deaths related to the novel coronavirus in Ho Chi Minh City at noon on Tuesday.
Both the deceased were male with underlying diseases.
They have been registered as the 77th and 78th COVID-19 fatalities in Vietnam.
One of them was known as patient No. 13,287 and hailed from Binh Tan District in Ho Chi Minh City.
The 77-year-old man had suffered a sequela of cerebrovascular disease and had been confined to bed for four years, having muscle weakness on the right side of his body, inability to speak, and high blood pressure.
The patient tested positive for the coronavirus at the medical center of Binh Tan District before being transferred to Trung Vuong Hospital in District 10 in a coma and with difficulty breathing on June 20.
Doctors at Trung Vuong Hospital diagnosed him with respiratory failure, sepsis due to respiratory infections caused by COVID-19, superinfection, hypertension, and a sequela of cerebral infarctions.
The patient’s health condition deteriorated despite receiving intensive care with mechanical ventilation, antibiotics, and vasopressors.
He passed away on June 20.
The other deceased was COVID-19 patient No. 13,347, a 54-year-old local in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, with a history of hypertension, type-2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.
He developed symptoms of coughing and dyspnea on June 15 before testing positive for the pathogen on June 19.
On June 24, the patient was taken to Trung Vuong Hospital, where he was diagnosed with coronavirus infection on the tenth day, decompensated heart failure and hypertension, type-2 diabetes, and chronic kidney disease.
He was treated with intensive care, ventilation, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, anticoagulants, diuretics, and antihypertensives.
The man responded poorly to those treatments.
As his diseases worsened, he died on June 26.
The passing of the two COVID-19 patients increased the number of virus-related deaths in Ho Chi Minh City this month to eight.
The Ministry of Health reported 95 local COVID-19 infections on Tuesday morning, including 58 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, raising the national tally to 16,136, with 6,519 recoveries and 78 deaths.
Since April 27, when the pandemic’s latest wave broke out in the country, it has documented 12,788 patients across 48 of its 63 provinces and cities.