Saigon patient dies 24 hours after COVID-19 test

In late April this year, a COVID-19 outbreak emerged in Saigon and has shown no signs of easing. So far, Saigon has registered over 3,000 locally acquired infections and a number of deaths. 

On 27th June, medical authorities announced the death of a patient in Saigon, who is Vietnam’s 76th COVID-19 fatality. Notably, this patient died within 24 hours after testing positive for COVID-19.

She passed away 1 day after testing positive for COVID-19

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According to
Tuoi Tre, the patient was 53 years old and a resident in Binh Tan District in Ho Chi Minh City.

On 24th June, she tested positive for COVID-19 and was transferred to Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital for treatment. By the time she reached the hospital, she had already fallen into a coma. She had to breathe through a bag-valve mask.

After being admitted into the intensive care unit, she was given a ventilator, anti-inflammatory medications, antibiotics, and anticoagulants.

Nonetheless, her condition worsened rapidly.

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Image credit: Tuoi Tre

She passed away at 9.30AM on 25th June due to sepsis and respiratory failure, within 24 hours after receiving her diagnosis.

Vietnam has recorded 41 deaths since the latest outbreak

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Image credit: Tuoi Tre

The latest fatality has pushed Vietnam’s tally of COVID-19-related deaths to 76. Among these cases, 41 have been recorded since 27th April.

A majority of patients who died of COVID-19 had underlying symptoms, such as cancer, respiratory problems, and blood pressure disorders. 

Ho Chi Minh City has documented 3,278 COVID-19 cases as of today, with 62 new cases, according to Suc Khoe Doi Song. Since last week, Vietnam’s largest city has reported the highest number of daily infections nationwide.

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Image credit: Tuoi Tre

For the moment, local authorities are racing against time to vaccinate more residents as the virus continues to spread in the communities.

Try to stay indoors as much as possible

With more and more Saigon residents getting inoculated, we can look forward to a decline in the number of infections in the foreseeable future.

However, remember that the rollout of more vaccine doses takes time and strict guidelines will still need to be in place. While waiting for our turns to be vaccinated, we need to keep ourselves and our families safe by doing what we can. Try to stay indoors as much as possible and always wear masks when you’re out.

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