HCMC – The Ministry of Health this afternoon, July 13, announced five additional Covid-19-related deaths, including three in HCMC, one in the southern province of Dong Nai, and one in the northern province of Bac Giang.
According to the ministry, they died after suffering from severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19 and all of them had underlying health problems.
Among the three in HCMC, one deceased was a 38-year-old resident of Hoc Mon District. She tested positive for Covid-19 on June 29 and was treated at the Cu Chi Covid-19 treatment hospital. She died on July 5.
Another deceased was a 39-year-old resident of District 1. He was admitted to Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital for medical treatment after testing positive for the coronavirus on June 21. He was pronounced dead on July 6.
The remaining one was a 61-year-old man in District 8. He also received medical treatment for Covid-19 at the Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital after being found to be infected with the disease on June 20. He died on July 6.
The case in the neighboring province of Dong Nai was confirmed as positive for the virus on July 2. The 48-year-old woman was treated at Dong Nai Lung Hospital. Her health condition worsened after that and she died on July 7.
As for the deceased in Bac Giang, he was a 55-year-old resident of the province’s Luc Ngan District. He was sent to the Tan Yen District Hospital after testing positive on June 15. Then, he was transferred to the Bac Giang Provincial General Hospital on June 23 as his health condition worsened.
On July 3, he was again transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi for further treatment. However, his health condition made no progress and he succumbed to the disease on July 11.
With these five fatalities, the country’s Covid-19 death toll has risen to 130 cases, with 95 recorded in the current fourth coronavirus wave, which began on April 27.