24/05/2020 10:33 GMT+7 print

Repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19, Patient 91 transferred to another hospital

 Patient 91, the 43-year-old British pilot, was transferred to Ho Chi Minh City’s Cho Ray Hospital on May 22 from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases as he repeatedly tested negative for COVID-19.

The patient is now receiving treatment at the hospital’s intensive care unit. He has tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 six consecutive times.

He has been treated for the disease for two months and three days, including 46 days on ECMO as his lungs were condensed by 90 percent.

A second CT scan shows that about 20-30 percent of his lungs have recovered and their function has also improved considerably. His pulse and blood pressure are also stable, according to Director of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases Prof., Dr Nguyen Van Vinh Chau.

Earlier, a sub-committee of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced that the patient has recovered from the disease and has no possibility of contracting with the virus again.

The Ministry of Health will continue to keep a close eye on the patient to conduct lung transplant for him once conditions are met./.