Three COVID-19 patients, including Patient 105, Patient 106 and Patient 144, have recovered and were discharged from the Tuberculosis and Lung Hospital in Trà Vinh Province on Friday morning. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Hòa
HÀ NỘI — Twenty-one Vietnamese patients with COVID-19 have recovered and were discharged from three treatment facilities across the country on April 17.
The new recovered patients have brought the country’s total patients being given the all-clear to 198, making up nearly 74 per cent of the total 268 COVID-19 patients in Việt Nam.
At the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, there are 17 recovered patients, including three canteen staff of Trường Sinh Service Company at Bạch Mai Hospital. All of them had at least two samples testing negative for SARS-CoV-2 and are in a stable health condition.
They include: Patient 108 (male, 19); Patient 128 (male, 20); Patient 133 (female, 65); Patient 139 (female, 24); Patient 169 (female, 47); Patient 172 (female, 35); Patient 173 (female, 43); Patient 174 (female, 57); Patient 183 (female, 43); Patient 191 (female, 36); Patient 213 (female, 40); Patient 217 (female, 25); Patient 219 (female, 59); Patient 221 (female, 24); Patient 223 (female, 29); Patient 242 (female, 34); and Patient 251 (male, 64).
"I feel very well, both spiritually and physically," Patient 183 told Việt Nam News.
"I was very nervous for the first few days, when I hadn’t been informed about my test result yet. But when I was informed that I was infected with the virus and was moved to this hospital, surprisingly, I felt very relieved."
"Because I completely believe in the healthcare staff here. They have been treating many patients and many of them are now free from the disease."
"I’m grateful for the tireless work of all the health staff here, the doctors and nurses, who I’ve never seen their faces as they always appear in their protective suits," added Patient 183.
At the General Hospital of Nho Quan District of Ninh Bình Province, the recovered patient is Patient 229, female, 30. She was admitted to the hospital in April. During treatment, she was tested three times and all tests were negative for SARS-CoV-2 on April 10, 12 and 14.
On Friday morning, three other patients, including Patient 105, Patient 106 and Patient 144, have recovered and were discharged from the Tuberculosis and Lung Hospital in Trà Vinh Province. All three patients tested negative three times for SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The remaining patients undergoing treatment are in a stable condition, except three severely ill patients undergoing treatment in intensive care units.
As of this morning, Việt Nam reported no new COVID-19 cases. The country’s total COVID-19 cases stands at 268 and no fatalities have been reported. The world reported over 2.18 million people with the novel coronavirus and more than 145,500 deaths in 211 countries and territories. — VNS