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Vietnam and Fiji register 1st death of coronavirus

Christian Fernsby |
Vietnam registered its first coronavirus death on Friday amid a resurgence of infections in the country.

Topics: VIETNAM    FIJI   

Vietnam's Ministry of Health confirmed that a 70 year old Vietnamese man died of coronairus, which is the country's first death from the disease, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The patient, with a history of heart failure and pneumonia, tested positive for COVID-19 on July 26 and died in the early morning on Friday, according to the news agency.

After going through over three months without any local transmission, Vietnam has seen a number of infections in the community since July 25.

Fiji also reported its first death from COVID-19 infection on the same day. Health Minister Ifereimi Waqainabete said a 66-year-old Fijian man, who had a history of cardiac problems and returned from India early July, died on Thursday in the hospital in Lautoka, Fiji's second-largest city.

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