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Six more COVID-19 patients released from hospital, total recoveries at 278

Six more people infected with the novel coronavirus have been given the all-clear, including Patient 19 who was among the most critical patients in Vietnam, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The patients, all Vietnamese nationals, were discharged from the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on May 27, bringing the country’s total recoveries to 278. They are all in a stable condition, with no fever, no cough and no shortness of breath

Patient 19, 64, female, was admitted to the hospital on March 6. The patient was treated with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) – a heart-lung by-pass machine that pumps and oxygenates a patient's blood outside the body, allowing the heart and lungs to rest. The patient also had three cardiac arrests, so the hospital's doctors and nurses have worked hard to save her life.

Her test results came back negative for the SARS-CoV-2 for three straight times on April 8, 15 and 30.

The remaining patients tested negative for the virus twice.

The six patients will continue to be under quarantine for the next 14 days.

Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on May 27 morning, entering the 41st consecutive day with no community infections.

Of the country’s total 327 infections, 187 imported cases were quarantined upon their arrival, posing no risk of community transmission./