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First COVID-19 death this year

Update: May, 15/2021 - 15:25

 

The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hà Nội where the patient died. She is the 36th person to die of COVID-19 related complications in Việt Nam. Photo qdnd.vn

 HÀ NỘI - Việt Nam has recorded its 36th COVID-19-related death. 

The deceased patient is an 89-year-old woman with a history of diabetes and hypertension. She died on May 15. 

According to information released by the Subcommittee of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the woman had a number of underlying medical conditions. 

She was taken to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hà Nội on May 13 with severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19, respiratory failure, hypertension.

The woman was placed on a ventilation machine but died two days later. 

Cause of death has been recorded as respiratory failure, severe pneumonia caused by SARS- CoV-2, hypertension, diabetes and a history of lumbar vertebra collapse.

This is the 36th death related to COVID-19 in Việt Nam, but the first since September 3rd last year. - VNS

 

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