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Việt Nam reports 81st COVID-19 related fatality, pharmacist's death ruled unrelated to vaccine

Update: June, 30/2021 - 18:51


Trưng Vương Hospital in HCM City. —Photo

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health on Wednesday evening reported the 81st COVID-19 related death in Việt Nam, a 61-year-old man with a history of tuberculosis in HCM City.

He was hospitalised at Trưng Vương Hospital in HCM City on June 20 and was diagnosed with severe pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2. He received intensive treatment but his medical conditions worsened and he died on June 26.

He had been treated for tuberculosis seven years ago.

The cause of death was recorded as severe pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2, complications of respiratory failure and multi-organ failure in a patient with a history of tuberculosis.

Pharmacist died from acute pulmonary oedema

A fully COVID-19 vaccinated 39-year-old pharmacist at Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City died from acute pulmonary oedema on June 25, Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The woman received the second vaccine shot at about 3pm on June 25. After the injection, her health was monitored and after being found in normal condition, she returned home at 4.30pm.

She started to feel tired at 8pm the same day and was taken to the Chợ Rẫy hospital at 9.37pm. But doctors said she died before arriving at the hospital. She had no known underlying medical conditions.

The cause of the death was recorded after an autopsy as acute pulmonary oedema, not due to the COVID-19 vaccine, Tiền Phong said. — VNS

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