Vietnamese health authorities announced on Thursday evening that the country has confirmed 22 new cases of the Covid-19 virus today and also recorded two more deaths, taking the death count to 20 people. In total, Vietnam now has 464 active Covid-19 cases.
The latest people to die from the Covid-19 virus include an 83-year-old woman from Quang Nam Province who was hospitalized with pneumonia and heart disease in July 27th and then tested positive for the Covid-19 virus on August 2nd. She had been on ventilators since August 8th before succumbing to the virus today.
The second fatality was an 87-year-old man from Quang Ngai previously diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension and myocardial infarction. He was admitted to the Da Nang Hospital on July 17 and then tested positive for the novel coronavirus on July 27. He was placed on ventilators and underwent continuous artificial blood filtration from August 2nd to August 4th, and although medical personnel had tried their best to stabilize him, he died today.
Of the 22 new Covid-19 virus cases that were identified today, 14 are in Da Nang, two in Quang Nam Province, one in Quang Tri Province and five imported cases in Khanh Hoa Province.
The new cases in Da Nang are nine women and five men, aged between 21-73; the Quang Nam patients are a 27-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man; the Quang Tri patient is a 36-year-old woman; and the five imported cases in Khanh Hoa are three women and two men aged 23-45 who flew to Vietnam from Japan. They landed in Cam Ranh Airport on August 5th and were quarantined on arrival.
To date, Vietnam has confirmed 905 Covid-19 cases in total. According to MoH statistics, 421 people have recovered, 20 people have now died, and 464 people have tested positive for the virus and are under medical quarantine.