• Vietnam Reports First Coronavirus Death

Health workers collect a blood sample of a resident at a makeshift rapid testing center as Vietnam records a rise in cases of COVID-19 in Hanoi on July 31, 2020.
Health workers collect a blood sample of a resident at a makeshift rapid testing center as Vietnam records a rise in cases of COVID-19 in Hanoi on July 31, 2020.
Vietnam has reported its first coronavirus death, according to state media.

Citing the health ministry, the Vietnam News Agency said Friday that the fatality is a 70-year-old man who lives in Hoi An city.

The report came after the country confirmed 45 more cases earlier in the day, the highest daily case tally since the pandemic began.

All of the latest patients are connected to a Da Nang hospital where the first case surfaced last week after more than three months.

Da Nang was put under lockdown on Tuesday and over 80,000 tourists were evacuated from the resort city.

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