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Vietnam announces four more Covid deaths

By Le Nga   July 5, 2021 | 08:15 pm PT
Vietnam announces four more Covid deaths
Two medics in an ambulance at the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases. June 13, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Four women with Covid-19 have been announced dead in HCMC, Hanoi, and the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh.

All are elderly people with chronic diseases. They have raised the total coronavirus fatality tally of Vietnam to 94, the Health Ministry announced Tuesday.

The case in Ho Chi Minh City is a 62-year-old woman in Thu Duc City.

She suffered hypertension, diabetes, kidney failure and heart failure before catching Covid-19 on June 30. She died on July 3 of septic shock, pulmonary embolism and pneumonia caused by Covid-19.

The case in Hanoi is a 62-year-old woman in Ha Dong District.

She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February but refused to undergo operation. She also had hypertension and diabetes.

Confirmed with Covid-19 in May when receiving cancer treatment at the K Hospital in Hanoi, she was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on May 8 and she was confirmed dead on July 5 due to septic shock, pneumonia caused by Covid-19, pancreatic metastases in the liver and lungs, and hypertension.

The case in Ha Tinh is a 97-year-old woman who lived in the province’s capital, Ha Tinh Town.

She tested positive for the novel coronavirus on June 5 and was admitted to a local general hospital but her coughing and breathing difficulties kept getting worse.

She was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on June 9 and died on July 4 of septic shock, pneumonia caused by Covid-19, right thigh abscess and hypertension.

The case in Nghe An Province is of a 71-year-old woman in Vinh Town that the province’s Center for Disease Control already announced on Monday. She died on Sunday of pneumonia caused by Covid-19, type 2 diabetes and Cushing's syndrome, a disorder that occurs when one's body makes too much of the hormone cortisol over a long period of time.

Vietnam has recorded 59 Covid-19 deaths so far in the new coronavirus wave, which started in late April.

 
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