The first death (patient 430) was a 33-year old Da Nang resident with a history of end-stage chronic renal failure, heart failure, hypertension, and sepsis.
On July 26, the patient tested positive for SARS-COV-2 and the following days, the patient was transferred to Hue Central General Hospital for continuous dialysis and was placed on a ventilator after suffering severe complications.
The causes of her death included severe COVID-19 pneumonia, complications of irreversible multiorgan failure, toxic septic shock, end-stage chronic renal failure, cyclical peritoneal dialysis and hypertensive heart failure.
The second fatality (patient 747), a 47-year-old woman also from the central city of Da Nang, with a history of end-stage chronic renal failure, hemodialysis and stent insertion, heart failure, and hypertension.
On August 4, the patient reported the second test result positive for SARS-COV-2 and was transferred to the Department of Intensive Rehabilitation of Da Nang Hospital.
On August 9, the patient suffered respiratory failure, and then went into a deep coma one day later. She passed away on early August 10 morning.
Diagnosis of her death was due to myocardial infarction, heart failure, end-stage chronic renal failure, cyclic artificial kidney and COVID-19.
By August 10 morning, Vietnam recorded a total of 11 fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, with most of them having multiple comorbidities and chronic diseases.