A medical worker at the Thiện Nhân Centre for High-tech Medical Diagnosis in Đà Nẵng City conducts SARS-CoV-2 virus tests. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Dũng
HÀ NỘI — Another person has died in Việt Nam of COVID-19 complications, the 23rd coronavirus-related death in the country, the health ministry announced on Saturday evening.
The latest fatality is a 75-year-old man in Thanh Khê District, Đà Nẵng, who was suffering from a number of underlying health conditions including end-stage renal failure, hypertension, diabetes and heart failure.
Twenty new COVID-19 cases were confirmed on Saturday evening, bringing Việt Nam’s total to 950 patients, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).
Four cases are in Quảng Nam Province, 11 are in Đà Nẵng, one in Hải Dương Province. All were connected to the Đà Nẵng outbreak, with 10 of them being patients or in close contact with patients at Đà Nẵng Hospital.
Four other cases in HCM City were quarantined after entering Việt Nam on a flight from Guam, which arrived at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport on August 4. They are currently at the Củ Chi Hospital.
So far 437 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in Việt Nam. — VNS