Medical worker checks the temperature of a quarantined patients in Bình Xuyên District's clinic in Vĩnh Phúc Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Ngọc
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has confirmed its 14th novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection case, in the “hotspot” of Vĩnh Phúc Province, the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday.
The 55-year-old female patient is a neighbour of a worker named N.T.D. in Sơn Lợi Commune, Bình Xuyên District of the northern province of Vĩnh Phúc, who tested positive for the virus after coming back home from a training course in China’s Wuhan City.
The new patient paid a visit to the infected worker’s home on January 28 during the traditional Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday. She is among those who had close contact with the confirmed patient and has been closely monitored since then by the provincial disease control centre.
She exhibited symptoms of fever, headache and snivelling on February 4. She was then brought to a clinic in Bình Xuyên District, for quarantine, check-up and treatment.
Her sample was tested for the virus by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. She is now in stable health at the local clinic.
By Sunday noon, a total of 759 samples had been tested in Việt Nam and 14 of them returned positive for nCoV, including nine in Vĩnh Phúc.
So far, 83 are suspected carriers of the acute pneumonia virus and being quarantined and under close observation to prevent any risk of community spread.
A total 392 people with normal health and no typical symptoms of coronavirus infection are also being quarantined for having close contacts with confirmed cases.
Three positive cases have recovered and been discharged from the hospital, including one Chinese man and two Vietnamese in Khánh Hoà and Thanh Hóa provinces. — VNS