Vietnam confirms 50th coronavirus death

By Staff reporters   June 4, 2021 | 02:11 am PT
Vietnam confirms 50th coronavirus death
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.
Vietnam recorded its 50th coronavirus death Friday afternoon, bring the fatality tally of the nation's latest coronavirus wave to 15.

The deceased patient is a 67-year-old man from the northern province of Nam Dinh, according to the Ministry of Health. He has had late-stage lung cancer which metastasized into his brain three years prior and undergone treatments like surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy at Hanoi's K Hospital.

On April 22, he was admitted to the K Hospital with lung adenocarcinoma. He was quarantined at a medical facility starting May 5, before testing positive for the coronavirus on May 13.

On May 14, he was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases. During his treatment, he experienced increasingly severe respiratory failure and sepsis, which later became septic shock and multiple organ failure.

He was treated with numerous drugs, ventilators and ECMO but his condition did not improve. He passed away on Thursday, his causes of death being Covid-19, septic shock, multiple organ failure and sepsis.

Vietnam has been suffering with the fourth wave of Covid-19 for over a month. 5,088 local infections have been recorded in 37 of its 63 cities and provinces.

Bac Giang and Bac Ninh continue to account for most of the cases, at 2,757 and 988, followed by Hanoi with 432 of whom 143 are in two hospitals under lockdown, and HCMC with 299.

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