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Dong Thap reports first Covid-19 death

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HCMC – A female Covid-19 patient who was receiving medical treatment at the Sa Dec General Hospital in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap died this morning, July 2, becoming the first Covid-19 death in the province, according to the municipal Department of Health.

The 81-year-old woman, residing in Sa Dec City, was suffering from many underlying illnesses. She was hospitalized on June 8 and was diagnosed with pneumonia, acute adrenal failure, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and ischemic heart disease, the local media reported.

She underwent a rapid Covid-19 test on June 26 and the result came back positive. The result of an RT-PCR test the following day was also positive.

Although the Sa Dec General Hospital held a consultation with the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases on the treatment for her, her condition worsened.

She died of respiratory failure, severe pneumonia, type 2 diabetes, acute adrenal failure, high blood pressure and Covid-19.

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