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51-year-old woman with kidney failure becomes Việt Nam's 30th COVID-19 death: health ministry

Update: August, 27/2020 - 10:29


Disinfectant is sprayed at Đà Nẵng Hospital. — VNA/VNS Photo

ĐÀ NẴNG — A 51-year-old COVID-19 patient died Thursday morning, the 30th coronavirus-related fatality in Việt Nam.

The woman, from Đà Nẵng City, had a history of hypertension, heart failure, and severe kidney failure which required routine dialysis.

On July 19, she was admitted to Đà Nẵng Hospital for arteriovenous fistula thrombosis, a complication that can occur during dialysis.

During her treatment, she did not suffer from any fever or other respiratory symptoms associated with COVID-19.

She was tested for SARS-CoV-2 on July 27 and the results returned negative, but her August 4 tests returned positive and she was moved to Hoà Vang field hospital the following day.

Once there, she developed acute respiratory distress syndrome, toxic shock syndrome and a persistent high fever.

She received intensive resuscitation treatment, including intubation, continuous renal replacement therapy and doses of antibiotics and antiviral drugs. However, the infection did not subside.

On August 26, her condition rapidly deteriorated .

In the early hours of Thursday morning, her heart faltered and stopped altogether and all efforts at resuscitation failed.

She was pronounced dead at 0:30am, with the official cause of death listed as pneumonia due to COVID-19 with complications, septic shock, multi-organ failure on a patient with hypertension, chronic kidney failure, and heart failure.

Among the active COVID-19 patients in Việt Nam, 13 are considered in critical conditions, with three have high probability of imminent death. — VNS

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