HCMC – The Ministry of Health confirmed 22 fresh Covid-19 cases by community transmission this afternoon, May 23, raising Vietnam’s tally to 5,141 cases up to now.
Bac Giang Province reported 11 cases. Hai Duong Province recorded three cases. Danang had one case. The Tan Trieu Campus of K Hospital in Hanoi reported seven cases.
Overall, the country’s community transmission tally in the latest coronavirus wave since April 27 reached 2,089 cases, with 30 provinces and cities being hit by the virus.
This morning, a 72-year-old woman, who was infected with Covid-19 19 days ago, passed away. This is the 42nd Covid-19 death in Vietnam since the virus hit the country early last year and the seventh death in this latest wave, according to the Health Ministry.
She died of severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, multi-organ failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension.
She developed symptoms of shortness of breath and increased cough 10 days before she was hospitalized.
On April 30, she was admitted to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh District for severe pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and hypertension.
She tested positive for the coronavirus on May 4 and was then taken into intensive care. However, her condition worsened and she died last night.
In related news, the local competent forces in Hanoi this morning locked down one more block in the Times City urban area in Hoang Mai District after a boy, who is living on the 15th floor of the Park 11 block, tested positive for the coronavirus.
The boy was taken to Haiphong City for quarantine and his samples were sent to the Hanoi Center for Disease Control for further testing.
The local authorities asked all residents living in the block not to leave the building to facilitate contact tracing, while residents of the 15th floor must stay at home to wait for their samples to be collected.
Last night, the authorities put the Park 9 block in this urban area on lockdown as an Indian baby girl living there tested positive for the coronavirus.