Vietnam records 76 more COVID-19 cases, one death hinh anh 1Taking samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Health Ministry confirmed at noon on June 8 that Vietnam had logged additional 76 COVID-19 infections in the past six hours to 12pm, including one imported case in Kien Giang province.

Among the domestically-transmitted cases, 55 were recorded in Bac Giang, 10 in Ho Chi Minh City, four in Bac Ninh, five in Lang Son, and one in the Dong Anh facility of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases. Of them, 74 are in quarantine sites or sealed-off areas.

To date, Vietnam has documented 9,103 infections, including 1,583 imported ones.

Among patients undergoing treatment, 216 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 72 twice and 75 thrice.

On the day, Vietnam recorded its 54th coronavirus death, bringing the fatality tally in the nation's latest wave to 19.

The deceased patient was a 51-year-old man from the northern province of Hung Yen, who had cirrhosis and toxic hepatitis.

A week before he was admitted to the hospital, the patient had fever, fatigue and lack of appetite, among other symptoms. He was taken to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on May 4, where he was diagnosed with blood sepsis, cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy.

On May 9, he tested positive for the coronavirus. Throughout his treatment, his condition got worse, progressing to respiratory failure and required the use of ventilators on May 26. He was later diagnosed with pneumonia due to COVID-19, septic shock and complications from hepatic encephalopathy.

He was treated with numerous drugs, ventilators, ECMO and other measures, but responded poorly to treatment.

On June 7, he started to bleed through his gastric intubation, nose and mouth, suspected to be due to a breakage in his esophageal varices. He then went into hemorrhagic shock and passed away the same day.

His causes of death were hemorrhagic shock, septic shock, pneumonia due to COVID-19, cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy./.