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Covid patient with liver cancer dies in Hanoi

By Chi Le   May 19, 2021 | 06:16 pm PT
Covid patient with liver cancer dies in Hanoi
A nurse is seen at an isolated area for treating Covid-19 patients at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, February 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Chi Le.
A 64-year-old woman who contracted the new coronavirus when being hospitalized with liver cancer in Hanoi has died, becoming Vietnam’s 38th Covid-19 death.

The Ministry of Health announced on Thursday morning that the woman died Wednesday of septic shock, liver cancer, chronic hepatitis B, hemophagocytic syndrome, leucopenia, and Covid-19 complications.

Diagnosed with liver cancer four months ago, she was announced a Covid-19 patient on May 8 when staying at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases for the cancer treatment.

A frontline facility in Covid-19 treatment, the hospital became a Covid-19 cluster on May 5.

She has made the 38th Covid-19 death in Vietnam.

So far in this new wave of Covid-19, which started on April 27, Vietnam has recorded three deaths, including a 34-year-old man who also got infected when staying at the Hanoi hospital for his brain injury caused by a traffic accident, and a 89-year-old woman with diabetes and hypertension.

Previously, the country recorded 35 coronavirus deaths associated with an outbreak in Da Nang in July and August last year. Many of them were elderly patients with underlying conditions like diabetes or kidney failure.

The nation’s new wave has recorded 1,678 cases in 29 cities and provinces as of Thursday morning.

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