14/05/2020 15:36 GMT+7 print

Eight more patients recover from COVID-19

Eight more COVID-19 patients have recovered at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, bringing the country’s total cases being given the all-clear to 260, accounting for 90 percent.

All of the recovered patients are Vietnamese nationals, including Patient 50, Patient 134, Patient 141, Patient 185, Patient 193, Patient 196, Patient 244 and Patient 263.

Patient 50, a 50-year-old man, was admitted to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases on March 13. He was tested positive for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on April 21, 24 and 27 after five times tested negative. The patient’s sample turned negative on May 8 and 10 and was declared to have recovered but he will be monitored in the next 14 days.

Patient 134, a 10-year-old boy, living in Thach That district of Hanoi, entered Vietnam from overseas on March 18 at Noi Bai Airport on flight number SU290. The patient was taken to a quarantine facility in Thanh Hoa province upon arrival where he was tested for SARS-CoV-2. His sample which was sent to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology on March 23 and returned positive for the virus.

Patient 141 is a 29-year-old doctor working in the emergency department of the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district.

The doctor was infected with the virus when setting up a ventilator for the 28th patient.

Patient 185, is a 38-year-old male living in Dong La commune of Hanoi’s Hoai Duc district. The patient was in Bach Mai Hospital taking care of his brother-in-law on March 15, 16, 18 and 19. He twice visited the hospital’s canteen. The patient was sent to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases after testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 by the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control on March 28.

Patient 193, a 21-year-old female, living in Hai Hau district of Nam Dinh province was admitted to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases on March 30.

Patient 196, is a 34-year-old female staff member of Truong Sinh Company which provided hot water to the Bach Mai Hospital.

Patient 244 is a Vietnamese woman living in Germany. She is a waitress at a restaurant in Germany. She flew from Germany to Russia on flight SU213, seat 20F, and from Russia to Vietnam on SU290, seat 40C. She arrived at the Noi Bai Airport on March 25. She was taken to a quarantine facility of FPT dormitory in Thach That district of Hanoi right after landing. After testing positive for the virus on April 6, she was admitted to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.

Patient 263, is a 45-year-old woman living in Ha Loi commune of Me Linh district, Hanoi. On March 25, the patient suffered a fever, sore throat, cough and tiredness. On April 11, she was tested for SARS-CoV-2. Two days later, the test came back positive. Then she was admitted to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases for quarantine and treatment.

At present, all seven patients have no fever, no cough, no shortness of breath and are in a stable condition.

The patients will continue to be isolated and monitored for the next 14 days, according to the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.

As of May 14 morning, Vietnam has now gone four weeks without any community transmissions.
VNA/VNP