|The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (Photo: VNA)
The country's 60th death was an 87-year-old woman from Bac Ninh province, who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on June 4.
She was admitted to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases and required endotracheal intubation, ventilator, dialysis and intensive care.
Due to the rapid progression of her infection plus her serious underlying medical conditions and poor health, the patient responded very poorly to treatment. She reportedly died on Sunday.
The 61st death was a 60-year-old woman from Hanoi who had suffered from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma since 2019. She received treatment at National Cancer Hospital's Tan Trieu Facility since April.
After she was tested for SARS-CoV-2 on May 19, she was transferred to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
Since May 31, she needed endotracheal intubation because of lung damage. She died on Sunday of septic shock, pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 and invasive Aspergillus infection.