A health worker takes a sample from a resident of Hà Tĩnh City after two people were found to test positive for COVID-19. VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — An additional 254 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Việt Nam on June 5, raising the national tally to 8,541 according to the Health Ministry.
Of the number, eight are imported cases, while among 246 locally-infected cases, 149 are in Bắc Giang, 55 in Bắc Ninh, 31 in HCM City, two in Hà Tĩnh, one in Tiền Giang, two in Vĩnh Phúc, two in Bình Dương, one in Hà Nam, one in Lạng Sơn, one in K Hospital and one in the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
The number of cases recorded in the latest wave of outbreaks since April 27 rose to 5,420.
A total of 3,310 patients have been given the all-clear, while the death toll rose to 53, most of whom were suffering from serious underlying illnesses.
Over 176,870 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined across the country.
An additional 60,701 people received COVID-19 vaccine shots on June 4, while 32,401 people have received two shots. The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far rose to more than 1.21 million.
53rd coronavirus death
The Treatment Subcommittee under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on the same day confirmed the 53rd COVID-19-related death – a 53-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.
The deceased patient, numbered 3018, was from Bắc Yên, Sơn La Province and had polyneuritis.
Two and a half months ago, she had a continuous fever, accompanied by numbness of the extremities. She was taken to Bạch Mai Hospital and was diagnosed with axonal polyneuropathy.
After treatment, the patient still had a fever, numbness, and weakness in her extremities, and was transferred to the National Tropical Diseases Hospital in Đông Anh District on April 1. During treatment here, the patient was diagnosed with prolonged fever, Klebsiella-caused pneumonia, and an invasive fungal infection. She was put on monitoring for possible systemic lupus erythematosus, cervical spine hernia, and lumbar radiculopathy.
The patient was actively treated with a ventilator and given broad-spectrum antibiotics combined with antifungal drugs, corticosteroids, and was put under comprehensive care. After a month of intensive treatment, she was successfully taken off the ventilator.
On May 5, the patient was confirmed to be infected with SARS-CoV-2. She had a fever and increasing respiratory failure, and fell into septic shock and suffered multi-organ failure.
The patient was treated in intensive care but died on June 4. — VNS