The 55-year-old patient had also suffered from diabetes type 1, end-stage chronical kidney failure and hypertension, said Son, who is also head of the ministry’s special team in charge of COVID-19 prevention and control in Da Nang.

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The man was treated in Da Nang Hospital from July 26-30, and tested positive for the coronavirus on July 27.

He was transferred to Hue Central Hospital No. 2 in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on July 31.

Doctors attributed his death to severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19, in a patient with diabetes type 1, and end-stage chronical kidney failure, septic shock and multiple organ failure.

As of August 12 morning, Vietnam recorded 866 COVID-19 cases, including 405 linked to the outbreak in Da Nang.

Of the total cases, 399 or 46.1 percent have made full recovery.

Source: VNA