Vietnam records second Covid-19 death in a day, mere hours after first

Two in a day after months of zero fatality.

Belmont Lay | August 01, 2020, 02:36 AM

Vietnam has registered its second Covid-19 death at night mere hours after the first fatality occurred in the afternoon.

A 61-year-old Covid-19 patient in Vietnam has died of serious septic shock and chronic kidney failure, news media there have reported.

This is the second death since the virus first emerged in Vietnam in January.

Patient 437

"Patient 437", a resident of Cam Le District, Da Nang City, died Friday night, July 31, Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son said.

What happened

The man had been treated for chronic kidney failure, hypertension, diabetes, atrial fibrillation and gout at the Da Nang Hospital for a long time.

He was found to have been infected with Covid-19 on July 27.

After developing breathing difficulty, he was transferred to the hospital’s Department of Urology with a diagnosis of last stage chronic kidney disease with a history of seven years of hemodialysis, hypertension, gout, atrial fibrillation, heart failure and pulmonary edema.

He had high fever and respiratory failure since July 9, and was treated at the hospital’s Department of Resuscitation on July 17.

On July 29, the patient had vascular failure, high blood pressure and was put on ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support.


Vietnam’s first Covid-19 death was "Patient 428", a 70-year-old patient from central Hoi An Town with multiple co-morbidities.

He died on July 31 afternoon.

The country now has 546 Covid-19 patients.

Out of these, 373 have recovered.

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