Nghe An reports first Covid-19 death
A medical worker takes a swab from a local man for Covid-19 testing. A local woman in Nghe An Province who suffered from severe Covid-19 and underlying conditions died last night, July 4 – PHOTO: VNA
HCMC – A local woman in Nghe An Province who suffered from severe Covid-19 and underlying conditions died last night, making it the first Covid-19 death in this north-central province, the Nghe An Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced this morning, July 5.
The deceased was a 71-year-old resident of the province’s Vinh City. She was admitted to the Center for Tropical Diseases at the Nghe An Friendship General Hospital for medical treatment on June 25, the local media reported.
She had a medical history of diabetes, hypertension and osteoarthritis, among others.
Due to her old age and many underlying conditions, her health conditions worsened and she was pronounced dead last night.
The CDC Nghe An this morning also reported another suspected coronavirus case, who is a local resident in Vinh City and came into close contact with a previously confirmed Covid-19 patient.
Since June 13, Nghe An has reported 124 locally-infected cases. Of them, Vinh City recorded 83 cases, Dien Chau District had 18 cases and Quy Hop District had five cases.
This morning, the neighboring province of Ha Tinh reported two more locally-infected cases. These two had direct contact with previously confirmed coronavirus patients and had been placed in quarantine earlier. From June 4 to date, Ha Tinh has confirmed 120 domestic infections.
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