Vietnam confirms 54th coronavirus death

By Le Nga   June 7, 2021 | 09:33 pm PT
Vietnam confirms 54th coronavirus death
A room at a Covid-19 treatment center in Bac Giang, June 4, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.
Vietnam recorded its 54th coronavirus death Tuesday, bringing the Covid-19 fatality tally in the nation's latest wave to 19.

The deceased patient was a 51-year-old man from the northern province Hung Yen, who had cirrhosis and toxic hepatitis, according to the Ministry of Health.

A week before he was admitted to the hospital, the patient had fever, fatigue and lack of appetite, among other symptoms. He was taken to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on May 4, where he was diagnosed with blood sepsis, cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy.

On May 9, he tested positive for the coronavirus. Throughout his treatment, his condition got worse, progressing to respiratory failure and required the use of ventilators on May 26. He was later diagnosed with pneumonia due to Covid-19, septic shock and complications from hepatic encephalopathy.

He was treated with numerous drugs, ventilators, ECMO and other measures, but responded poorly to treatments.

On June 7 he started to bleed through his gastric intubation, nose and mouth, suspected to be due to a breakage in his esophageal varices. He then went into hemorrhagic shock and passed away the same day.

His causes of death were hemorrhagic shock, septic shock, pneumonia due to Covid-19, cirrhosis and hepatitic encephalopathy.

Since the latest Covid-19 wave started six weeks ago, 5,876 cases have been recorded in 39 cities and provinces across Vietnam, including 3,233 in Bac Giang and 1,128 in Bac Ninh.

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