Third COVID-19 related death in Việt Nam

August, 01/2020 - 10:41

A third person has died from a COVID-19-related illness in Việt Nam.



Đà Nẵng Cancer Hospital where a 68-year-old woman died on Saturday morning from COVID-19 related complications. — Photo

HÀ NỘI — A third person has died from a COVID-19-related illness in Việt Nam.

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control made the announcement Saturday morning. 

The latest fatality is a 68-year-old woman who was being treated for cancer. She also had type 2 diabetes and hypertension. She died just before 5am at Đà Nẵng Cancer Hospital.

The woman was being treated at the Neurology Department of Đà Nẵng Oncology Hospital for late stage leukemia.

She was released from hospital on July 23 but soon began to develop a cough and a fever so was taken back to the hospital and quarantined after testing positive for SARS-CoV-2.

Over the next few days she began to develop complications and had difficulty breathing.

By 7pm on Friday her condition became more severe and she was placed on a ventilation machine but lost her fight for life just before 5am on Saturday.

Professor Nguyễn Gia Bình of the National Steering Commitee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control's subcommittee said the cause of death was a combination of cancer, severe pneumonia and COVID-19.

On Friday two men, aged 61 and 70, also died of COVID-related illnesses. They both had underlying medical conditions.

Meanwhile, the authorities have confirmed that five of the new cases 12 new cases announced on Saturday morning are people living in central Quảng Nam Province. — VNS