The patient, who is a 52-year-old woman, is the first Vietnamese COVID-19 patient in Laos and also the first COVID-19 patient in the country to die of the disease, according to the embassy.

A health worker take samples for COVID-19 testing in Vientiane

The patient moved to Laos early last year and worked at a karaoke bar in Vientiane, one of the locations connected to patient 59, who was believed to have caused this outbreak of COVID-19 in Laos.

The patient tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus on April 28 and had other medical conditions. On April 30, the patient was admitted for treatment at Setthathirath Hospital in Vientiane.

On May 8, when the patient had a bad prognosis, the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos asked the Ministry of Health of Vietnam to support Setthathirath Hospital through a remote medical examination and treatment system.

However, the patient died at around 1 a.m. on May 9.

Currently, the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos is cooperating with the Vietnamese Association in Vientiane and the local authorities to support the patient's family.

Source: VNA