Vietnam confirms 26th Covid-19 death

By Le Nga   August 22, 2020 | 07:10 am PT
Vietnam confirms 26th Covid-19 death
Medical staff on an ambulance carrying a Covid-19 patient in Da Nang, August 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.
A 93-year-old man infected with the novel coronavirus died Saturday afternoon, taking Vietnam’s Covid-19 death toll to 26.

"Patient 666," a resident of Da Nang City’s Thanh Khe District, died 5:20 p.m. at the Hoa Vang District Field Hospital in Da Nang.

Causes of death included pneumonia due to Covid-19, septic shock, multi-organ failure and avascular necrosis on his right leg, the Health Ministry said.

He had history of hypertension, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, chronic kidney failure and dementia.

He was admitted to Da Nang Hospital for treating other diseases on July 23, several days before the hospital was identified a Covid-19 hotspot. He tested positive for the novel coronavirus on August 4 and was transferred to Hoa Vang field hospital for treatment.

The man is the oldest among Vietnam's Covid-19 deaths to date. The youngest was 33.

All of Vietnam’s Covid-19 deaths have been of patients suffering from various chronic conditions, renal failure being the most common.

The country's Covid-19 tally stands at 1,014, with 424 active cases.

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