Vietnam reports 55th COVID-19-related death hinh anh 1Taking samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA) 
Bac Giang (VNA) - Vietnam confirmed its 55th COVID-19-related death on June 8, who is an 88-year-old woman in Luc Ngan district of northern Bac Giang province – the country’s current largest pandemic hotspot.

The patient died on June 7, with cause of death registered as severe pneumonia due to SARS-CoV-2, acute respiratory distress, septic shock, multiple organ and heart failure along with hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

She tested positive for the virus on May 16 at the general hospital of Bac Giang province and was transferred to Bac Giang Lung Hospital on May 26 suffering from severe pneumonia due to COVID-19.

After being moved to intensive care, her condition did not improve. She was intubated with mechanical ventilation on June 2.

She also received continuous dialysis, broad-spectrum antibiotics, antifungal drugs and was treated for blood clotting disorder.

The patient fell into a deep coma on June 7 with severe kidney and liver failure./.