(HANOI, Vietnam) — Vietnamese state media reported on Friday the nation’s first ever loss of life of an individual with the coronavirus because it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days with none instances.
The Thanh Nien newspaper stated a 70-year-old man died after contracting the illness whereas being handled for a kidney sickness at a hospital in Da Nang the place greater than 90 instances have been reported over the previous week.
The Well being Ministry has not confirmed the loss of life.
Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, head of the nation’s Administration of Medical Examination and Therapy, stated there are a minimum of six different aged sufferers with COVID-19 at the moment in crucial situation. All produce other underlying sicknesses, he stated.
Vietnam had been seen as a worldwide success story in combating the coronavirus with zero deaths and no instances of native transmission for 99 days. However per week in the past an outbreak started on the Da Nang hospital. It has grown to 93 confirmed instances in six elements of the nation, together with three of the biggest cities, and compelled authorities to reimpose restrictions.
Vietnam reported a each day excessive of 45 new instances on Friday, all of them related to the hospital.
Vietnam reacted rapidly to attempt to include the unfold from Da Nang, a well-liked vacation spot the place hundreds of vacationers had been vacationing on its golden seashores. Different instances this week had been confirmed in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Metropolis and different cities and provinces.
Da Nang was put below lockdown on Tuesday and testing and enterprise restrictions elevated in different areas. The town on Friday started establishing a makeshift hospital in a sport auditorium and medical doctors have been mobilized from different cities to assist.