Twelve more patients recovered from COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, bringing the total number of patients given the all-clear in Việt Nam to 75.
Among them are 11 people treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases and one patient (patient 73) who was treated at the Department of Infectious Diseases within Thanh Miện District health center in Hải Dương Province.
According to the information from the Central Tropical Hospital, the recovered patients are numbers 20, 63, 76, 78, 107, 129, 131, 132, 138, 179 and number 198 – a member of staff from the Trường Sinh company which provides none medical services to Bạch Mai Hospital in Hà Nội.
The recovered patients in full are:
Patient 20 (from Ba Đình District, Hà Nội) was admitted to the hospital on March 7. Two tests were performed on March 28 and 31, both negative.
Patient 63 (Vietnamese), admitted to the hospital on March 17. Two tests were performed on March 29 and April 1, both negative.
Patient 76, French, admitted to the hospital on March 18; Two tests were performed on March 27 and 31, both negative.
Patient 78, admitted to the hospital on March 18. Two tests were performed on March 27 and 30, both negative.
Patient 107, admitted to the hospital on March 21, Two tests were performed on March 27 and 30, both negative.
Patient 129, admitted to the hospital on March 23. Two tests were performed on March 29 and April 1, both negative.
Patient 131, admitted to the hospital on March 23. Three tests were performed on March 26, 29 and April 1, both negative.
Patient 132, admitted to the hospital on March 26, Two tests were performed on March 29 and April 1, both negative.
Patient 138, admitted to the hospital on March 23, two tests were performed on March 29 and April 1, both negative.
Patient 179, admitted to the hospital on March 28, two tests were performed on March 28 and 31, both negative.
Patient 198, admitted to the hospital on March 28, two tests were performed on March 28 and 31, both negative.
Earlier on Thursday, an 11-year-old boy was also declared free of the virus.
The health status of four COVID-19 patients in a serious condition who are being treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases has also improved. They have tested negative for the virus for three times.
Doctors at the hospital of Tropical Diseases have been treating 80 patients with COVD-19, including 72 Vietnamese, two British, four French, one Mexican and one Danish.
Việt Nam’s 73rd COVID-19 patient, who returned to Việt Nam from the UK on March 15, was given the all-clear on Thursday morning. — Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Health
Vietnam’s 73rd COVID-19 patient, a 11-year-old male who returned to Vietnam from the UK on March 15, was given the all-clear on Thursday morning.
The 11-year-old British male was hospitalised at the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Thanh Miện District of the northern province of Hải Dương on March 15. He was on the flight numbered VN0054 returning to the country from the UK, arriving in Hà Nội on March 9. Four days later, he had his sample taken by Hải Dương CDC and was quarantined. On March 18, his sample was taken again and showed a positive result.
During treatment, the patient had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once on March 24 and a second time on March 28. He currently is in a stable condition, with no cough or fever. He will continue to be isolated and monitored for the next 14 days.
Deputy Head of the Treatment Subcommittee of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control Lương Ngọc Khuê said that there was good news in treating patients with COVID- 19.
“Over the past days, the Centre for Management, Administration, Support for Diagnosis and Treatment of People with COVID-19 has invited leading professors to consult with frontline hospitals on patient treatment, especially those with serious illnesses. We also have daily updated about the situation of cases and provided timely guidance, advice and support to hospitals with difficulties in treating COVID-19 patients,” said Khuê.
As of 7.45am today the world has reported 935,193 confirmed cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 and a death toll of 47,192, according to the Ministry of Health.
British patient No 57 tests negative for COVID-19
A quarantine site at a hospital in central Việt Nam. A British COVID-19 patient tested negative for the first time at Quảng Nam Province's Núi Thành central general hospital.
British COVID-19 patient No 57, who was receiving treatment at the general hospital in Núi Thành District, tested negative with SARS-CoV-2 for the first time since March 16.
Deputy director of the provincial health department, Mai Văn Mười, confirmed the test result on Wednesday, saying the male patient, 66, had a sample taken on March 28 after 12 days of treatment at the hospital.
He said the patient is in good health, with no cough or fever and breathing trouble. X-Ray results revealed an improvement in his lungs since the first day of treatment at the hospital.
The patient would leave the hospital if he receives a second negative test and was without fever on three consecutive days, he added.
According to a report released on Wednesday, the province took 907 medical samples, of which 651 were from foreigners, and 754 samples tested negative for COVID-19. More than 1,100 people out of 1,455 had finished 14-day quarantine.
All people coming to Quảng Nam from COVID-19-affected localities will be taken to mass quarantine sites, and they have to pay 50 per cent of meal costs and 100 per cent of the test fee, the province said in a meeting on Wednesday. — VNS
Three COVID-19 patients in Ho Chi Minh City have fully recovered, said the hospital specialising in the acute respiratory disease in the city’s Cu Chi district on March 30.