55th Covid patient dies in Vietnam

By Le Nga   June 8, 2021 | 02:18 am PT
55th Covid patient dies in Vietnam
An ambulance enters a field hospital for Covid-19 treatment in Bac Giang, May 28, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
A 88-year-old woman with Covid-19 has died, making the 55th death of the disease in Vietnam and the 20th fatality in the new wave.

A native in Luc Ngan District of the northern province of Bac Giang, currently Vietnam’s Covid-19 epicenter, she died of "severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, septic shock, multi-organ failure on the background of hypertension and type 2 diabetes," the Ministry of Health announced Tuesday afternoon.

She was confirmed with Covid-19 on May 16 via mass testing.

Her condition kept getting worse during treatment and she must rely on a ventilator on June 2.

Also, she must receive continuous dialysis aside from treatment for her blood clotting disorder.

On Monday, she fell into a deep coma and passed away the same day.

Ho Chi Minh City reported a death of a 57-year-old woman whose samples tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, but the Health Ministry has not announced this as a Covid-19 death.

Vietnam has so far recorded 5,951 cases in the new wave that started six weeks ago. Bac Giang has the highest number of infections, at 3,288, as of Tuesday noon.

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