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Vietnam reports first ever death from coronavirus as it struggles with renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases

Andrew Cuomo

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Vietnamese state media are reporting the country’s first ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases. The Thanh Nien newspaper says a 70-year-old man died after contracting the disease while being treated for a kidney illness at a hospital in Da Nang where more than 90 cases have been reported over the past week. The Health Ministry has not confirmed the death. Vietnam had been seen as a global success story in combating the coronavirus with no deaths and no cases of local transmission for 99 days. But a week ago an outbreak began at the Da Nang hospital

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