HCMC – Three people in Hai Duong and three others in Quang Nam have been confirmed as positive for Covid-19 while a resident of Danang City has been announced dead by the Ministry of Health.
As of this morning, August 14, the country’s Covid-19 tally has reached 911 cases, while 21 Covid-19 cases have died of the disease.
The three new patients in Hai Duong Province, aged between 17 and 72, who are residents of Hai Duong and Thai Binh provinces, had close contact with a previous confirmed Covid-19 case.
The remaining three patients, who live in Quang Nam Province, are a 38-year-old woman, a six-year-old boy and a 79-year-old man. They are the daughter, grandchild and husband of the 722nd Covid-19 patient.
The latest death, a 61-year-old woman, had a medical history of type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
She visited Danang Hospital for medical checkups and was hospitalized to the geriatrics department of the hospital from July 10 to 17. After developing symptoms of fever between July 18 and 21, she was admitted to the Emergency Department of the hospital from July 21 to 28 and was then transferred to the Intensive Care and Toxic Department.
She tested positive for the coronavirus on July 31 and received treatment at the Hoa Vang Healthcare Center from August 1 to 6.
On August 6, she was put on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine and transferred to the Danang Hospital for Lung Diseases. The patient became critically ill on August 12.
She died of pneumonia caused by Covid-19, septic shock, multiorgan failure caused by type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity.