One more COVID-19 patient in Vietnam dies

(VOVWORLD) - A 68-year-old woman with leukemia was confirmed dead on early Saturday at Da Nang Oncology Hospital in the central city of Da Nang, according to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son. 

The patient, known as case 499 in Vietnam, died of blood cancer at final stage, severe pneumonia and COVID-19. She was admitted to Da Nang Oncology Hospital on July 28. She also had hypertension and diabetes. This is the third COVID-19 death in Vietnam.

Vietnam reported 12 more cases positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on Saturday morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. The new locally transmitted infections bring the total amount of COVID-19 cases nationwide to 558.