VN has no new cases of coronavirus to report on Saturday evening

April 18, 2020 - 19:44

No new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Việt Nam on Saturday evening, the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control have announced.


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HÀ NỘI — No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Việt Nam on Saturday evening.

That means the number of COVID-19 infections has stayed at 268 for the past 60 hours – with three quarters of those, 201 in total, making a full recovery.

On Saturday, three foreign patients were given the all-clear, including a man and wife from Brazil. They all must now remain in quarantine for two weeks.

Currently, there are 67 patients in hospital with coronavirus. Of those, 14 have recorded one negative test and five have twice tested negative. 

There are 62,998 people currently in quarantine nationwide, with 279 people monitored at hospitals, 11,338 people are quarantined at health centres or other establishments and 51,381care self-quarantined at home. 

Technology applications help fight COVID-19

Up to now, all COVID-19 patients in Việt Nam have been consulted regularly by leading experts and doctors.

Therefore, all serious cases have been successfully treated, Prof. Dr. Nguyễn Thanh Long, Permanent Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long has said. 

He added that the most serious case, patient 91, who is being treated in the HCM City Tropical Disease Hospital, also shows signs of improvements. He said he hoped that with all-out efforts of doctors, the patient will recover soon. 

He was speaking at the launch ceremony of two technology applications to help fight COVID-19 that took place on Saturday morning in Hà Nội.

Long said medical examination and treatment consultancy using information technology has helped solve many problems so that patients at home still received medical care and advice from professionals.

In COVID-19 prevention and control, the ministry has applied information technology solutions to implement remote treatment consultancy activities effectively. 

Long said the ministry has established a centre to provide professional support to diagnose and treat patients with COVID-19. 

This centre regularly organised online conferences, invited leading professors from across the country to consult serious cases, discuss optimal treatment for patients, and share experiences.

The application of information technology has helped bring the team of leading experts and hospitals together to give the best treatment to patients, he said. — VNS