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Former COVID-19 patient dies of unrelated health issues

Update: August, 26/2020 - 16:47


Hoà Vang District medical centre, Đà Nẵng. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — A 56-year-old woman who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 in Đà Nẵng died of complications from other, serious underlying health issues Tuesday evening, health ministry announced Wednesday afternoon.

The patient, a resident of Sơn Trà District in the central city, had a history of hypertension, stroke, and end stage renal failure which required routine dialysis.

She was confirmed to have contracted coronavirus on July 30 as she was being treated at Đà Nẵng Hospital, which is one of the three medical facilities at the centre of the outbreak in Đà Nẵng.

However, she has tested negative for the virus three times since then – on August 18, August 21, and August 23.

She passed away at Hoà Vang medical centre in Đà Nẵng late Tuesday night, with the causes of death officially reported as septic shock, multiorgan failure, pneumonia, end stage kidney failure, stroke and heart failure.

The case is not logged as a COVID-19 related death, meaning the country’s death count remains at 28 after the latest death announced this morning.

Yesterday, Huế Central Hospital said that another COVID-19 patient with a number of chronic health problems has been successfully treated and discharged after five negative tests.

The 51-year-old had a history of chronic kidney failure (also treated at Đà Nẵng Hospital but later transferred to Huế after COVID-19 cluster discovered at the hospital) and diabetes.

During the treatment, doctors said the patient did not suffer from fever or coughing, only slight difficulties in breathing.

There are currently four COVID-19 patients being treated at Huế Central Hospital. — VNS


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