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Aug 04, 2020 / 14:52

Vietnam’s coronavirus deaths rise to 8, ten others in critical condition

All the casualties are old people with chronic diseases.

Two more Covid-19 patients in Vietnam have died on Tuesday morning, driving up the death toll to eight so far.

 Emergency rehearsals for Covid-19 patients in Quang Nam General Hospital. Photo: Baoquangnam

Meanwhile, around 10 others are in critical condition, according to the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

The eighth dead victim is a man identified as Patient No.496 from Danang. End-stage renal disease, sepsis, acute heart failure, and Covid-19 are the causes of the death, according to the committee.

This man, who got hemodialysis treatment and sepsis, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on July 28 and was treated at Danang Hospital. Since then, he was in critical condition and under support of ventilators.

The seventh casualty is a women living in Danang, identified as Patient No.426. She died early Tuesday due to end-stage renal disease, septic shock, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS), and Covid-19.

She had lived on the support of hemodialysis treatment for 10 years. She was admitted to Danang Hospital on July 18.

Vietnam recorded the first death of Covid-19 on July 31.

Hospitals in Danang are believed to be coronavirus hot spots after the resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 in the community in Vietnam on July 25.

Associate Prof. Luong Ngoc Khue said there remain around 10 Covid-19 patients who have pre-existing diseases are in critical condition.

So far, all coronavirus deaths in Vietnam are the elderly with chronic illnesses.