Another Covid-19 patient has died in the pandemic epicenter of Danang, taking Vietnam’s death toll to ten, the Ministry of Health reported on August 6.
|All Covid-19 victims had serious chronic illnesses. Photo: Zing|
The latest victim is Patient No.718, a 67-year-old woman. She died on August 6 afternoon, becoming Vietnam’s second Covid-19 fatality of the day. The patient had a history of multiple malignant cytoma, type 2 diabetes, and blood sepsis.
She was taken to Danang Hospital on August 3 and was immediately quarantined as a suspected Covid-19 case.
A breathing tube was inserted and her blood was artificially filtered continuously starting August 4.
Test result of the Danang Center for Disease Control on August 8 showed that the patient was positive with SARS-CoV-2.
According to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son, several Covid-19 patients are now in critical condition and have high mortality risk due to advanced age and underlying illnesses.
On July 31, Patient No.428, a 70-year-old man from Quang Nam province with heart disease and kidney failure became the first Covid-19 casualty in Vietnam.
Covid-19 in Vietnam has so far been deadlier in the 53-86 age group and all the patients had been suffering long-standing comorbidities including heart failure, cancer, hypertension and diabetes.
At the time of writing, Vietnam has reported 718 Covid-19 cases, 327 of them are active.