|A health worker takes COVID-19 samples for testing. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết|
ĐÀ NẴNG — A 55-year-old man from Đà Nẵng City’s Hòa Vang District has died of COVID-19 related complications, marking the 34th fatality in Việt Nam.
He had a number of underlying health conditions including Guillain-Barre syndrome, type 2 diabetes and severe exhaustion.
The patient tested negative three times for SARS-CoV-2 on August 1, August 9 and August 14.
On August 27, the patient was tested for the fourth time and his family asked to bring him home due to his worsening condition. He died at home at midnight the same day. On August 28, the patient tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.
The cause of death has been recorded as pneumonia due to COVID-19 complications resulting in respiratory failure and septic shock.
Meanwhile, four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Viet Nam on Monday evening, raising the country's total infections to 1,044, according to the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
All of them are imported cases including two in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province, one in Hà Nội and one in Phú Thọ Province.
The two new cases in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province are two oil experts from India, aged 32 and 33.
They arrived at Tân Sơn Nhất Airport on flight EK392 on Saturday and were quarantined upon arrival.
They are being treated at Bà Rịa Hospital.
The 1,043rd patient is 29-year-old woman in Vĩnh Phúc Province’s Vĩnh Yên Town.
The 1,044th patient is a 62-year-old man from India.
Both of the patients arrived at Nội Bài International Airport on Friday on flight 6E8779. They were quarantined upon arrival and are receiving treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Disease’s branch in Đông Anh District.
Meanwhile, 12 more people have been given the all-clear after making a full recovery. The total number of patients to beat the virus now stands at 707.
COVID-19 tests for exam candidates
Nearly 11,000 candidates on Monday were tested for SARS-CoV-2, before beginning the second phase of the national high school exam.
The second phase of the national high school graduation exam in Đà Nẵng took place from September 3 to 4 with nearly 11,000 participants, who had close contact with COVID-19 patients.
The Đà Nẵng Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Sunday said more than 5,700 foreigners in the city were tested, and all results were negative.
Nguyễn Đắc Xứng, deputy chairman of Sơn Trà District People's Committee said that testing foreigners not only contributed to detecting and preventing the pandemic spreading in the community, but also helped them feel more secure amid the pandemic. — VNS