According to the Sub-committee for Treatment under the National Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the 106th death, a 50-year-old woman who resided in HCM City's Hoc Mon district, is the only one among the five without underlying health conditions.

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She tested positive for the virus on June 22. Three days before being admitted to the local Trung Vuong Hospital on July 3, she reported coughing with phlegm. The hospital's diagnosis was respiratory failure and hypoxemia and indicated that the patient had to be watched for severe pneumonia progression due to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

She died just one day later, with the cause of death respiratory failure, septic shock, severe pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection, and multi-organ damage.

An 85-year-old in District 1, HCM City, with a history of strokes who had been bedridden for a long time is the country’s 107th COVID-19 death. She was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 on June 22 and was hospitalised at Trung Vuong Hospital, with a diagnosis on admission as severe pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2.

The patient passed away on July 3 morning, with the cause of death registered as severe pneumonia with SARS-CoV-2 infection, acute respiratory failure, multi-organ damage, heart failure and suspected acute myocardial infarction in a patient with a history of suffering strokes.

The 108th death is a 54-year-old woman in Dong Thap's Chau Thanh district, with a history of hypertension and heart disease. About a week before being admitted to the hospital, the patient suffered from a persistent fever, coughing, and breathing issues after coming into contact with a person infected with COVID-19.

She tested positive for the virus on July 2 and was admitted to the Sa Dec General Hospital on July 3, with a diagnosis on admission as respiratory failure and severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19 in a patient with hypertension and ischemic heart disease.

She died a day later, with the cause of death noted as severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19 complications, acute respiratory failure, and septic shock in a patient with hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

The other death in Dong Thap is a 43-year-old woman with diabetes and thalassemia. She was admitted to the Sa Dec hospital on June 14, with a diagnosis of viral fever, elevated liver enzymes in a patient with type 2 diabetes and thalassemia, and exhaustion.

She tested positive for COVID-19 on July 1, and died two days later, with the cause of death logged as acute coronary syndrome in a patient infected with SARS-CoV-2, acute high level of liver enzymes, type 2 diabetes, thalassemia, and physical exhaustion.

The fifth death reported is a 59-year-old woman with diabetes from Dong Thap's Chau Thanh district. She was moved to a concentrated quarantine facility of An Hiep commune on July 4 and tested positive for the coronavirus on July 6. She was found to have stopped breathing before she could be transferred to the hospital by the specialised transport team. The autopsy results pointed to the cause of death as COVID-19 infection in a patient with respiratory failure, chronic heart failure, diabetes, and multi-membrane tuberculosis.

With the latest addition, the country has recorded 75 deaths since the fourth wave of infections hit country in late April.

Source: VNA