Two more COVID-19-related deaths on Sunday

August 02, 2020 - 13:17

Two more people have died in Việt Nam of COVID-19 related complications.


Đà Nẵng Hospital where the 83-year-old woman died on Sunday morning. —Photo 

HÀ NỘI — Two more people have died in Việt Nam of COVID-19 related complications.

The announcement was made Sunday by Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Trường Sơn.

In total, five fatalities have been reported since Friday.

The latest deaths are an 86-year-old woman from Quảng Nam Province and an 83-year-old woman from Đà Nẵng. Both had underlying health conditions.

The 86-year-old was suffering from chronic kidney failure and heart problems and was being treated at Đà Nẵng Dermatology Hospital then moved to Đà Nẵng Hospital.

From July 18 she began to show signs of fever and was transferred to a number of other hospitals before finally slipping into a coma on August 1 while being treated at Hue Central Hospital.

On Sunday morning she stopped breathing and was pronounced dead at 5.30am. The cause of death has been announced as acute respiratory failure, multi-organ failure with COVID-19 infection.

The 83-year-old woman who died had for six years suffered from degenerative joints and recently had gastric bypass surgery and was admitted to the Đà Nẵng Department of General Medicine suffering from stomach pains.

On July 30, she began to suffer a fever and was found to be positive for SARS-COV-2. She was immediately transferred into isolation.

In the early hours of Sunday morning she too fell into a coma and was pronounced dead at 5.45am.

Doctors have said the cause of death was acute coronary syndrome, cholecystitis, polyarthritis, hypertension and COVID-19 infection.

Two people died of COVID-19-related complications on Friday and a third on Saturday. All five deaths have occurred to patients with serious health conditions. — VNS