One more COVID-19 patient in Vietnam dies on August 1

Update: 11:45 | 01/08/2020
A 68-year-old woman with leukemia was confirmed dead on early August 1 at Da Nang Oncology Hospital in the central city of Da Nang, according to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son.
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A 68-year-old woman with leukemia was confirmed dead on early Saturday at Da Nang Oncology Hospital.

The patient, known as Case 499 in Vietnam, died of blood cancer at the final stage, severe pneumonia and COVID-19.

She was admitted to Da Nang Oncology Hospital on July 28. She also had hypertension and diabetes.

This is the third COVID-19 death in Vietnam.

On July 31, the country recorded its first-ever COVID-19-related deaths, a 61-year-old man and a 70-year-old man, both with underlying health conditions.

Vietnam reported 12 more cases positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on Saturday morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. The new locally transmitted infections bring the total amount of COVID-19 cases nationwide to 558.

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(Source: VNA)