One more COVID-19-related death and six new cases discovered on Friday morning

Update: August, 14/2020 - 07:20


Disinfectant is sprayed around Thế giới bò tươi restaurant at Ngô Quyền Street, Hải Dương City, which is connected to the newly detected COVID-19 cases. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Minh

 HÀ NỘI — A 61-year-old woman has died of COVID-19 complications, the 21st fatality related to coronavirus in Việt Nam.

The news was announced Friday morning by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control who also said there has been six new cases detected, including a six-year-old boy.

The latest fatality is a woman from Hòa Vang District in Đà Nẵng City. She had a number of underlying medical conditions including type-2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

On July 10 she was admitted to Đà Nẵng Hospital. After being discharged from hospital a week later, she then began showing signs of fever, complained of tiredness and had difficulty breathing. She came back to hospital on July 21.

On July 31 after testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 she was isolated at the Hòa Vang District Medical Center.

Her condition worsened and she was placed on a ventilator to help her breath before being transferred to the Đà Nẵng Lung Hospital.

On Wednesday she developed septic shock, acute liver failure, acute kidney damage, a severe drop in blood pressure and irreversible vasomotor disorder. She was pronounced dead at 10pm.

The cause of death has been recorded as pneumonia caused by COVID-19 complications, severe respiratory failure, septic shock with multi-organ damage, hypertension and obesity.

Meanwhile of the six new cases announced Friday morning, three are from Hải Dương Province, a 72-year-old woman, a 17-year-old man and a 59-year-old woman. They all came into contact with the 867th patient.

Three patients are from Quảng Nam Province, a 38-year-old woman, a six-year-old boy and a 79-year-old man. They are relatives of the 722nd patient.

There has now been a total of 911 people testing positive for coronavirus since the first case was detected back in January.

A further four people have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of patients successfully treated to 425.

Meanwhile, after a number of cases were suspected relating to a patient in Hải Dương City, the administration has enforced strict social distancing measures for 15 days from the stroke of midnight on Thursday night. — VNS