A 55-year-old man died Wednesday after contracting Covid-19 last month, becoming the 17th fatality of the pandemic in Vietnam.
As confirmed by the Health Ministry, “patient 431” died of pneumonia caused by Covid-19, type 1 diabetes, end-stage renal failure, septic shock and multiple organ failure.
He was a resident in Lien Chieu District of Da Nang, a tourism hotpot along Vietnam’s central coast and now an epicenter.
On July 26, he was admitted to the Da Nang Hospital for his kidney disease. His samples were taken for testing and the result arrived as positive for the novel coronavirus the next day.
On July 31, he was sent to the Hue General Hospital in Thua Thien Hue Province that borders Da Nang for Covid-19 treatment.
Since then, he started losing consciousness and had to rely on a ventilator. He received continuous blood transfusion and dialysis in the intensive care unit.
On the night of August 4, he suffered gastrointestinal bleeding, atelectasis, and narcotizing skin infections.
Between August 6 and 10, he fell into deep coma and had high fever.
On Tuesday, he lost his heartbeat but doctors managed to resuscitate him. His condition got worse at midnight and he died at 0:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
With him gone, Vietnam has lost 17 patients to Covid-19. All of them are locally transmitted cases linked to the Da Nang outbreak and have suffered various chronic diseases, mostly renal failure, for years. The oldest was 86 and the youngest was 33.
Vietnam has recorded 405 domestic infections in 15 cities and provinces including Hanoi and HCMC since the novel coronavirus resurfaced in the community after three months late last month.
Reported by Le Nga, @Vnexpress