HCMC – Vietnam’s Covid-19 death toll has risen to 18 this morning, August 13, with the latest fatality being a 52-year-old resident of Danang’s Cam Le District, according to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son.
She died of severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, end-stage kidney failure, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.
Between July 15 and 31, she was under treatment for her kidney disease at Danang Hospital and later tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On July 31, she was taken to Danang Hospital for Lung Diseases.
She was sent back to Danang Hospital the following day as she suffered from respiratory failure.
On August 4, she was transferred to Hoa Vang Medical Center in the city for further treatment, at which she fell into a coma, had a high fever, and had to rely on a ventilator. The woman was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. on August 12.