The patient, named Pham Trung San and born in 1955, was in coma and had suffered respiratory failure due to pneumonia after five days of fever. San is a resident of Tam Cuong Commune in Vinh Bao District of the city.

San tested positive for the A/H1N1 virus in tests conducted by the city's preventive medicine centre.
He is being treated in an isolated room, following the health ministry's treatment plan. He is the first A/H1N1 case to be reported in the city in 2015.