The Covid-19 virus claimed another victim on Monday, the 15th in Vietnam so far, a 68-year-old man with diabetes and cancer of the kidney.
According to Ministry of Health (MoH) officials, the patient was from Quang Nam Province, next to Da Nang and died of severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19. The patient suffered from severe respiratory failure, pulmonary artery obstruction as a result of kidney cancer, which caused bladder and lung metastases, chronic kidney failure, and type 2 diabetes.
The patient had been admitted to the Da Nang Hospital in Da Nang for his kidney diseases, and was discharged on July 22. On July 30 he was diagnosed with Covid-19 and on July 31 he was transferred to the Hue General Hospital in nearby Thua Thien-Hue Province for treatment as his condition worsened.
Since August 5 he was suffering from respiratory failure, high fever and gastrointestinal bleeding. On August 10 he started to lose consciousness; gradually his pulse and blood pressured dropped. He died at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
Monday was a grim and sad day for Vietnam, with four people dying from the Covid-19 virus. The other three people were aged 33, 47 and 66. Everyone who has died of Covid-19 had comorbidities, renal failure being the most common.
Vietnam has recorded 389 domestic cases of the Covid-19 Virus in 15 cities and provinces since local transmission resurfaced on July 25. All of these cases have been linked to Da Nang, one of Vietnam’s leading cities and a top tourist destination.