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Ninth person in Việt Nam dies of COVID-19 complications

Update: August, 06/2020 - 10:22

 


Đà Nẵng Hospital, where a woman died in the early hours of Thursday morning of COVID-19-related complications. — Photo daidoanket.vn

ĐÀ NẴNG  — Another patient has died of COVID-19-related complications, the ninth fatality in Việt Nam so far.

The latest person to succumb to the disease is a 67-year-old woman from Duy Xuyên District in the central province of Quảng Nam, also connected to the coronavirus hot spot in Đà Nẵng.

The death was announced on Thursday morning by Deputy Health Minister Nguyễn Trường Sơn.

The woman had a number of underlying medical conditions including a history of renal failure, lupus and type 2 diabetes.

On July 18 she was taken to the emergency room at the Department of Nephrology, Đà Nẵng Hospital. The patient was later transferred to the Family Hospital.

She tested positive for COVID-19 on August 2 and her condition worsened over the next two days.

On Tuesday, she was placed on a ventilator to help her breath but two days later slipped into a deep coma and was pronounced dead in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The cause of death has been recorded as pneumonia, respiratory failure in patients with chronic adrenal insufficiency, type 2 diabetes and COVID-19. — VNS

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