Vietnam reports more than 2 dozen new cases, 2nd death from coronavirus

Vietnam reports more than 2 dozen new cases, 2nd death from coronavirus

HANOI, VIETNAM >> Vietnam reported more than two dozen new cases of the coronavirus today, while a second man died of virus complications a day after the country recorded its first death from COVID-19. Of the 28 new cases, 20 are from Da Nang hospitals, six from local community transmissions in Da Nang and two Vietnamese nationals returning from Indonesia. Vietnam had been seen as a global success story in combating the coronavirus, with no deaths and no confirmed cases of local transmission for 99 days. But a week ago, an outbreak began at a Da Nang hospital. It has spread to six parts of the country, including three of the largest cities, forcing authorities to reimpose virus restrictions. Da Nang is Vietnam’s most popular beach destination, and thousands of visitors were in the city for summer vacation. Across the country, authorities are rushing to test people who have returned home from the coastal city. Both men died in a hospital in Da Nang. The Health Ministry said a 61 year-old man died on Friday evening of septic shock and chronic kidney failure. The country’s first fatality was a 70-year-old man who was being treated for a kidney illness. Fifteen other patients with COVID-19 are in critical condition, officials said. All have other underlying illnesses. Experts worry the actual number of cases could be far higher. Before the latest outbreak Vietnam had a total of only 416 cases. In Hanoi, the capital, where two people have tested positive after returning from Da Nang, over ...
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