A 55-year-old man with underlying renal failure died on Tuesday, taking Vietnam’s Covid-19 death toll to 17, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday morning.
Patient 431 from the central city of Danang’s Lien Chieu District suffered from last-stage of chronic kidney failure, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Vietnam confirms 17th Covid-19-related death
The patient tested positive for Covid-19 on August 27. Five days later, he was moved to Hue Central Hospital for being treated. His condition worsened from August 4 with coma, oedema and consecutive high fever.
At early 3 am on Tuesday, he faced cardiac arrest and was then saved; however, at the midnight the same day, he became critical again and died after another cardiac arrest.
To date, 866 people have tested positive in Vietnam, with 399 making a full recovery.
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