20.05.2021, 17:40

Vietnam reports 39th Covid-19 fatality

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A 81-year-old man has just died while being treated for Covid-19 in Vietnam, making the 39th fatality due to coronavirus in the country, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

According to the ministry’s report, the man had existing diseases including diabetes, hypertension, gout, and cirrhosis.

He was admitted to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on May 3 and was diagnosed with sepsis. He then tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on May 11 while staying in the hospital.

The patient’s condition quickly worsened He was provided with intensive treatment, using a ventilator and antibiotics.

A national consultation was held on his condition on May 18, but due to the seriousness of his diseases, he died the following day.

This is the 39th Covid-19-related death in Vietnam after the 38th fatality was reported earlier this morning.

This article was originally published in Dtinews


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