A picture of Đà Nẵng Hospital. Two people have died of COVID-19 related complications in Việt Nam, one a 33-year-old woman, the youngest fatality so far. Both are from Đà Nẵng City. Photo wikibacsi.com
ĐÀ NẴNG — Two people have died of COVID-19 related complications in Việt Nam, one a 33-year-old woman, the youngest fatality so far.
The other person to lose their life is a 47-year-old woman.
Both patients are from Đà Nẵng and both had serious underlying health conditions. The news was announced on Monday morning by Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Trường Sơn.
The total number of deaths related to coronavirus in Việt Nam now stands at 13.
The 33-year-old woman who died lived in Hoà Khánh Nam Ward, Đà Nẵng City’s Liên Chiểu District. She was suffering from end-stage chronic renal failure, heart failure, hypertension and sepsis.
On July 23 she became extremely tired and had difficulties breathing so was taken to the Department of Endocrinology at Đà Nẵng Hospital where she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was isolated and tested for SARS-COV-2 with the results coming back positive on July 26.
On June 30, her condition worsened and she was transferred to the Huế Central General Hospital.
On August 3 she was placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support but a week later, in the early hours of Monday morning, she lost her fight for life.
Cause of death has been recorded as severe COVID-19 pneumonia, complications of irreversible multi-organ failure, toxic septic shock in patients with end-stage chronic renal failure, cyclic peritoneal dialysis, and hypertensive heart failure.
The second woman to die is a 47-year-old from Hải Châu District in Đà Nẵng. She had end-stage chronic renal failure with hemodialysis and stent insertion, heart failure and hypertension.
On August 4 she tested positive for COVID-19 and two days later was transferred to Hòa Vang Medical Centre for treatment. There she was placed on a ventilator and treated with tranquilizers.
In the early hours of Monday morning, she slipped into a deep coma and was pronounced dead at 1.15am.
Cause of death has been recorded as myocardial infarction, heart failure, end-stage chronic renal failure, cyclic artificial kidney and COVID-19. — VNS