Vietnam Covid-19 fatalities rise to 32

By Le Nga   August 29, 2020 | 01:42 am PT
Vietnam Covid-19 fatalities rise to 32
A medical worker prepares to bring patients and their relatives from three hospitals in Da Nang City to quarantine zones, July 27, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.
A 67-year-old woman in central Da Nang City succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday, becoming Vietnam's 32th coronavirus fatality.

The woman died at the Hoa Vang medical center due to severe pneumonia and respiratory failure caused by Covid-19, septic shock and multiple organ failure. She had suffered several underlying conditions, including kidney failure, diabetes, and hemiplegia brought on by strokes.

Earlier this morning, a 28-year-old man in Quang Nam Province, which neighbors Da Nang, also died of pneumonia caused by Covid-19, septic shock, multi-organ failure brought on by acute lymphocytic leukemia, and aplastic anemia.

He was the youngest patient to die from Covid-19 in Vietnam. Previous fatalities were those in the ages of 33-93. All had suffered chronic diseases before contracting the virus, with a majority experiencing renal failure.

On Saturday, 14 Covid-19 patients in Da Nang and Quang Nam were announced recovered.

Vietnam has recorded 1,038 Covid-19 cases so far, 327 remaining active.

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