HANOI, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese Ministry of Health on Friday night confirmed the second death from COVID-19 in the country, which has so far confirmed 546 infections in total.
The patient, a 61-year-old man from the central city of Da Nang, with a history of chronic kidney failure, hypertension and diabetes, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and died on Friday afternoon, according to the health ministry.
He had been under treatment for a long time at Da Nang Hospital before being found to have contracted COVID-19, according to the ministry.
Vietnam reported the country's first death related to COVID-19 on Friday afternoon. The victim was a 70-year-old man from central Quang Nam province who was also related to Da Nang Hospital.
The country has seen a number of new community infections since July 25, many of which are reportedly related to hospitals in Da Nang with the source of transmission yet to be confirmed.
A total of 373 patients have recovered from COVID-19 while there are nearly 53,800 people being quarantined and monitored in Vietnam as of Friday, Vietnam News Agency reported.
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