Vietnam recorded 62nd COVID-19-related death hinh anh 1The Ben Cau medical centre in An Giang province where the woman receives treatment. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A 71-year-old woman with underlying health condition in the southern province of An Giang has become the 62nd COVID-19 related death in Vietnam.

According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control's Treatment Subcommittee, the woman, who lives in Chau Thanh district, had contracted tuberculosis, suffered from high blood pressure and had been a type 2 diabetic for more than 10 years.

On June 2, the woman returned from Cambodia to Vietnam together with her daughter and grandchild via the Moc Bai International Border Gate in the southwestern province of Tay Ninh, where they were all quarantined on arrival.

After testing positive for the coronavirus two days later, she was hospitalised at Ben Cau medical centre in a state of exhaustion and with chest pain.

Then, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis resulting from acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with COVID-19.

On June 11, the patient was put on mechanical ventilation and received intensive care, however, due to the rapid progression of the infection, worsening respiratory failure and underlying chronic health problems, she did not respond well to treatment and died on June 14.

As of noon on June 18, Vietnam has logged 10,755 domestic and 1,669 imported COVID-19 infections. The number of cases in the fourth COVID-19 wave is 9,185./.