Vietnam recorded its third new coronavirus fatality after the death of a 68-year-old woman who had tested positive in Danang, where the virus re-emerged in the country last week after 100 days, the Health Ministry confirmed Saturday morning.
The cause of death has been determined as complications of myelosuppression, blood cancer, respiratory failure, circulatory failure, does not respond to treatment and finally COVID-1, the Dan Tri Newspaper, a local media reported.
“Patient 499” was a resident of Da Nang, she got a fever on Monday and was transferred to the Da Nang Oncology Hospital the next day where she was tested for Covid-19.
She is the third person to die from a coronavirus related condition. Earlier on Friday a 70-year-old man, known as patient 428 suffered a heart attack during treatment for COVID-19 and a 61-year-old man, known as patient 437, had a number of underlying health issues including chronic renal failure, hyper tension, diabetes, heart issues and gout.
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The country of 96 million had gone 100 days without infection before an unexpected cluster of new cases surfaced in the popular central resort city of Danang a week ago.
There are 18 other patients, all older people with chronic diseases, are in critical condition, according to the Ministry of Health.