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Việt Nam confirms three more COVID-19 patients, total hits 265

Update: April, 13/2020 - 18:42
A medical worker takes a sample of a resident in Hạ Lội Village for testing for COVID-19. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Three more Vietnamese people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the nation’s total cases to 265, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Monday evening.

Two of them live in Hạ Lôi Village, Hà Nội’s Mê Linh District. There are now 12 people with coronavirus connected to the village.

The 263rd patient is a female, 45, living in Hạ Lôi village. She showed signs of fever, sore throat and cough on March 25. Her sample was taken for testing on April 11.

A 24-year-old girl in the same village is the 264th patient. Her sample was taken on April 11 as part of a large scale test carried out for local residents after a number of cases were discovered in the village.

More than 11,000 residents have been locked down inside the community. More than 6,800 of them have tested for SARS-CoV-2 and are waiting for the results.

The two patients are being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Disease No 2 in Hà Nội’s Đông Anh District.

The 265th patient, 26, lives in central Hà Tĩnh Province. He returned to Việt Nam from Thailand on March 23 via Cha Lo border gate in central Quảng Bình Province.

He was taken to a quarantine centre in Hà Tĩnh Province right after returning to Việt Nam. His sample first tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 on April 8 and tested positive the second time for the virus on April 12.

He is being treated at a local hospital in Hà Tĩnh. — VNS

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