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15th COVID-19-related death reported in Việt Nam

Update: August, 11/2020 - 07:15


A COVID-19 patient arrives at Huế Central Hospital’s No 2 for isolation and treatment. — Photo laodong.vn

QUẢNG NAM — A 68-year-old man from the central province of Quảng Nam has become the 15th person to die of COVID-19-related complications in Việt Nam.

The death was confirmed by Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Trường Sơn.

The man was a resident of Thăng Bình District. He was suffering from chronic renal failure, lung metastatic kidney cancer and type 2 diabetes.

On July 9, the patient was admitted to the Department of Nephrology and Endocrinology at Đà Nẵng Hospital for treatment. He was discharged from the hospital on July 22 and returned to Quảng Nam.

On July 30, he tested positive for SARS-CoV2 virus and the next day was sent to Huế Central Hospital No 2 for isolation and treatment. 

From July 31 to August 5, the patient’s condition deteriorated with respiratory distress, gastrointestinal bleeding, and high fever.

On August 10, his blood pressure dropped and he showed symptoms of vasomotor disorder. Doctors confirmed his death at 5.30pm.

The cause of death has been recorded as severe COVID-19 pneumonia, complications of severe respiratory failure, pulmonary artery occlusion in patients with kidney cancer, bladder and lung metastases, chronic renal failure and type 2 diabetes.

From the 847 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, 399 people have recovered with 434 still being treated.

Meanwhile, no new cases were reported Tuesday morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Almost 166,000 people are currently quarantined at hospitals, medical facilities and at homes. — VNS

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