(VOVWORLD) – Vietnam confirmed 2 new deaths from COVID-19-related complications, raising the pandemic death toll in the country to 66.
The latest fatalities are men aged 53 and 80. Both of them were being treated for a number of underlying health conditions.
The 53-year-old, from the northern province of Vinh Phuc, suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He tested positive for COVID-19 and was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi where his conditions worsened, resulting in his death on the early morning of Saturday.
The second patient, from the northern city of Bac Ninh, had a history of hypertension, kidney failure and asthma.
The 80-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 on May 25 and was admitted to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases
His cause of death has been noted as multi-organ failure, pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 in patients with renal failure, hypertension, heart failure and bronchial asthma.