Health workers care for COVID-19 patients. Photo: dantri.com.vn

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Truong Son said the 37-year-old man from the Central province of Quang Tri was receiving treatment at the Quang Tri hospital for TB and lung disease when he tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on August 9.

He was moved to the COVID-19 treatment center in Hue Hospital on August 10 due to debilitation, weighing only 30kg.

Doctors attributed his death to serious pneumonia caused by COVID-19 in a patient with diabetes type 1, long-time debilitation and heart failure.

By August 11 morning, Vietnam recorded 847 cases of COVID-19, with 399 patients or 47.1 percent having recovered.

Source: VNA