02.08.2020, 21:23

Sixth Covid-19 patient dies in Vietnam

Sixth Covid-19 patient dies in Vietnam

The woman, tagged “Patient 429,” also suffered from diabetes, chronic heart and kidney failure for the past five and a half years. She was treated at the Da Nang Hospital from July 19 to July 30, running dialysis three times a week, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son.

She tested positive for the novel coronavirus on July 27. At around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, she suffered from respiratory failure and had to have her blood artificially filtered continuously starting 9 a.m. Sunday. She was pronounced dead at around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Her causes of death included acute heart failure, myocardial infarction, chronic kidney failure, diabetes and Covid-19.

Sunday alone saw three Covid-19 deaths, all patients with several underlying conditions.

Vietnam has recorded 620 Covid-19 cases so far, 241 being active cases.