Viet Nam announced its first novel coronavirus death on July 31 who is a 70-year-old man residing in Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). The patient had a history of hypertension, cardiac ischemia, heart failure, and pneumonia. He had been sampled and confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 on July 27.
Today alone, the country registered an additional 45 cases, who had been quarantined at medical establishments and sampled for SARS-CoV-2 testing earlier. As many as 13 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in five cities and provinces nationwide, including Quang Nam (7), Quang Ngai (1), Ho Chi Minh City (2), Ha Noi (2) and Dak Lak (1). All these patients are linked to the outbreak in Da Nang.