|Health screening carried out for volunteers in the third phase of human trials of the homegrown Nano Covax COVID-19 vaccine at the Vietnam Military Medical University. VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — There were 194 new COVID-19 cases detected in Việt Nam from Saturday evening to noon on Sunday, bringing the total number of positive patients to 10,435.
Four of the cases announced at noon on Sunday were imported and the rest local transmissions.
As many as 3,827 patients have been given the all-clear so far, while the death toll rose to 59.
A 76- year-old man living in Thuận Thành District, Bắc Ninh Province, was reported to have died of COVID-related complications. The patient died early morning on Sunday at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases. He is the 59th person to die with COVID-19 in Việt Nam.
On May 8, the man was transferred to Thuận Thành District’s health centre suffering from pneumonia. He was moved into isolation at Gia Bình field hospital.
On May 21, he was transferred to Bắc Ninh Provincial General Hospital and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on May 23. The patient was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on June 3 with a diagnosis of septic shock, multi-organ failure, severe ARDS pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2, polyarthritis, and gastrointestinal bleeding due to duodenal ulcer.
Twenty provinces affected by the pandemic have now gone 14 days without any new infections. — VNS