Vietnam logged four more coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday morning, raising the number of fatalities in the pandemic to 94.
The deceased patients were elderly women with serious underlying health conditions, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
The first patient, coded No. 13,881, resided in the north-central province of Nghe An.
The 71-year-old woman had a history of type-2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, and Cushing’s syndrome.
She was diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to the Nghe An Friendship General Hospital on June 23.
On July 5, the patient passed away due to septic shock, multiple-organ failure, severe pneumonia due to COVID-19, respiratory failure, and underlying conditions including hypertension, type-2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, and Cushing’s syndrome.
In the second case, patient No. 19,182 – a 62-year-old resident in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City – had a history of hypertension, type-2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and chronic atrial fibrillation.
She was brought to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases on June 30 for COVID-19 treatment and died on July 3.
The causes of her death were identified as pulmonary embolism, septic shock, pneumonia due to COVID-19, respiratory failure, along with the comorbid medical conditions.
For the third case, patient No. 8,581 – a 97-year-old woman from north-central Ha Tinh Province – was admitted to a local hospital on June 5 after she tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
She was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on June 9 as her condition worsened.
The elderly woman passed away on July 4 due to septic shock, pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, and abscess on the right thigh, with high blood pressure as a pre-existing condition.
The fourth patient, coded No. 3,180, was a 62-year-old Hanoi resident with a history of high blood pressure and diabetes.
She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February and had been receiving treatment at K Hospital in the capital.
She was diagnosed with COVID-19 on May 8 and was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases before dying on July 5.
The causes of her death were septic shock, pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus, pancreatic cancer that metastasized to the liver and lungs, hypertension, and diabetes.
Vietnam has recorded 94 coronavirus-related deaths, of which 59 were registered during the fourth and worst outbreak that began on April 27.
The Ministry of Health has reported 21,560 cases to date, with 8,022 recoveries.
The country has recorded 18,113 local infections in 55 provinces and cities in the ongoing round.