59th Covid patient dies in Vietnam

By Le Nga   June 12, 2021 | 09:45 pm PT
59th Covid patient dies in Vietnam
Medical workers operate at a Covid-19 quarantine zone in Hanoi's National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, March 24, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.
A 76-year-old man with Covid-19 has died, becoming the 59th death of the coronavirus in Vietnam and the 24th fatality in the new wave.

A native in Thuan Thanh District of northern Bac Ninh Province, a Covid-19 hotspot, he died of "severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, septic shock and multi-organ failure on the background of rheumatoid arthritis, gastrointestinal bleeding and duodenal ulcer," the Health Ministry said Sunday.

On May 8, he had a high fever and treated himself for three days before going to a medical center for a health check and was diagnosed with pneumonia. He was isolated for treatment at a field hospital.

On May 21, he vomited blood and was transferred to Bac Ninh Provincial General Hospital where he was diagnosed with gastrointestinal bleeding and pneumonia.

He was diagnosed with Covid-19 two days later and as his respiratory conditions worsened, he was transferred to Hanoi's National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on June 3.

He died on Saturday morning.

Vietnam has recorded over 7,200 cases in the new Covid-19 wave that started more than six weeks ago.

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