Vietnam Covid-19 death toll rises to 51

By Le Nga   June 4, 2021 | 07:19 am PT
Vietnam Covid-19 death toll rises to 51
A medical staff in Ho Chi Minh City on June 1, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
A 63-year-old Covid-19 patient in Hai Duong Province has died, marking Vietnam’s 51st coronavirus death and the 16th fatality in the latest wave.

The man died of septic shock, pneumonia due to Covid-19 with complications arising out of anky losing spondylitis (spinal disorder), the Health Ministry said Friday.

The resident of Thanh Mien District had suffered from anky losing spondylitis- aspinal disorder without treatment, for more than 10 years as well as a fever that lasted two months before being hospitalized on April 28.

The patient was tested and diagnosed with Covid-19 on May 7. He was treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases for infection and pneumonia, but responded poorly to treatment.

On May 26, test results showed that the patient was infected with multi-drug resistant bacteria. After over a month of intensive care and treatment, the patient's condition had not improved and had gradually worsened. He died early morning Friday.

In the fourth Covid-19 wave that began April 27, Vietnam has recorded 5,175 local cases in 37 cities and provinces.

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