|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|
HÀ NỘI — 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.
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.
As of today, Việt Nam had successfully treated 64 of its 222 confirmed cases.
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. As of noon today, 64 COVID-19 patients have recovered, 54 have tested negative once and 43 have tested negative twice.
“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. — VNS