12th Vietnam-France decentrialized cooperation conference 31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / Health & Education / Health
Vietnam’s coronavirus deaths rise to 8, ten others in critical condition
Linh Pham 14:52, 2020/08/04
All the casualties are old people with chronic diseases.

Two more Covid-19 patients in Vietnam have died on Tuesday morning, driving up the death toll to eight so far.

 Emergency rehearsals for Covid-19 patients in Quang Nam General Hospital. Photo: Baoquangnam

Meanwhile, around 10 others are in critical condition, according to the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The eighth dead victim is a man identified as Patient No.496 from Danang. End-stage renal disease, sepsis, acute heart failure, and Covid-19 are the causes of the death, according to the committee.

This man, who got hemodialysis treatment and sepsis, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on July 28 and was treated at Danang Hospital. Since then, he was in critical condition and under support of ventilators.

The seventh casualty is a women living in Danang, identified as Patient No.426. She died early Tuesday due to end-stage renal disease, septic shock, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), and Covid-19.

She had lived on the support of hemodialysis treatment for 10 years. She was admitted to Danang Hospital on July 18.

Vietnam recorded the first death of Covid-19 on July 31.

Hospitals in Danang are believed to be coronavirus hot spots after the resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 in the community in Vietnam on July 25.

Associate Prof. Luong Ngoc Khue said there remain around 10 Covid-19 patients who have pre-existing diseases are in critical condition.

So far, all coronavirus deaths in Vietnam are the elderly with chronic illnesses.

TAG: Coronavirus death dozens critical condition Danang dead victim
Other news
06:57, 2023/57/23
Vietnam steps up vigilance against deadly Marburg
There is currently no vaccine or specific treatment for Marburg virus disease.
20:33, 2023/33/10
British couple thank Vietnamese health workers for saving their lives
"We are very grateful to the Vietnamese doctors and nurses here for saving our lives. So we decided to come back and express our sincere gratitude to our heroes".
10:03, 2023/03/03
Vietnam closely monitors passengers from H5N1-stricken areas
Vietnam keeps an eye on severe pneumonia cases in medical facilities and transport of poultry.
21:25, 2023/25/14
Hanoi to reduce third childbirth rate this year
Hanoi has been trying to keep the birth rate reasonably low and control the sex ratio at birth.
10:34, 2023/34/25
A Hanoi elite citizen with 24 years caring for people’s health
The Hanoi elite citizen is not only known as a front-line health worker against the Covid-19 pandemic but a "hero" with a compassionate heart for HIV/AIDS patients.
18:13, 2023/13/23
Vietnam shows leading role in regional health services: US CDC
Vietnam’s active role in ASEAN and its longstanding relationship in health with US CDC and neighborhood partners reinforce its position as the leading contributor to regional public health services.