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17th death linked to COVID-19 announced

Update: August, 12/2020 - 09:19


A COVID-19 patient under intensive treatment at the Huế General Hospital. — VNA/VNS Photo Mai Trang

HÀ NỘI — A 55-year-old man from the central province of Đà Nẵng died of COVID-19 complications in the early hours Wednesday morning.

He is the 17th coronavirus-related fatality in Việt Nam.

The patient, number 431, lived in Liên Chiểu District, and was suffering from end-stage kidney failure, type-1 diabetes and high blood pressure. 

On July 26 he was being treated for kidney problems at Đà Nẵng Hospital and tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus the following day.

He was then transferred to Huế General Hospital in nearby Thừa Thiên-Huế Province for treatment.

On July 31 he slipped into a coma and needed a ventilator to help him breath. He also suffered gastrointestinal bleeding.

Between August 6 and 10, his blood pressure kept decreasing and he developed a constant, high fever. On August 12, his condition got worse and his heart stopped beating at 12.30am. 

Doctors said he died of severe lung disease caused by COVID-19, end-stage kidney failure, type-1 diabetes and multiple organ failure. — VNS 

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