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Five more COVID-19 cases recover in Việt Nam, total at 207

Update: April, 20/2020 - 14:09
Patient 228 was released from the General Hospital of Nho Quan District, Ninh Bình Province this morning after 14 days of treatment. —  Photo courtesy of the hospital

HÀ NỘI — Five more COVID-19 patients have recovered in three treatment facilities across the country on Monday, lifting the country's total cases being given the all-clear to 207.

The recovered patients include two foreign and three Vietnamese nationals.

One Vietnamese patient was released from the General Hospital of Nho Quan District, Ninh Bình Province this morning after 14 days of treatment. During treatment, the 29-year-old, Patient 228, had three tests and all results came back negative for SARS-CoV-2 on April 12, 14 and 19.

Two other patients, both Vietnamese workers returning home from Bangkok, Thailand, have recovered at the Cầu Treo International Border Gate Regional Hospital in central Hà Tĩnh Province.

“Patient 210” is a female, 26 years old, admitted to the hospital on March 30. During treatment, the patient had two tests and both tests were negative for SARS-CoV-2 on April 15 and 19.

“Patient 238“ is a 17-year-old girl, admitted to the hospital on April 4. Her two latest tests were negative for SARS-CoV-2 on April 15 and 19. At present, she has no fever, no cough, no breathing difficulties and is in a stable condition.

Two expats, including a British and a Brazilian, were discharged from the Củ Chi Field Hospital in HCM City on Monday morning.

The two, Patients 224 and 236, were both connected to the city’s largest COVID-19 hotspot, Buddha Bar in Thảo Điền Ward of HCM City’s District 2, which has resulted in 19 cases in total.

“Patient 224” is a 39-year-old Brazilian man, admitted to the hospital on April 1. Patient 236 is 26-year-old British woman, admitted to the hospital on April 4. The two patients had three negative test results for SARS-CoV-2 on April 13, 15 and 17.

The five patients will continue to be isolated and monitored for the next 14 days, according to the Treatment Sub-Committee of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

On Monday morning, the Ministry of Health also reported that Patient 188's tests using RT-PCR at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases were negative again for SARS-CoV-2.  

The ministry yesterday reported that Patient 188, a worker from Trường Sinh Service Company at the Bạch Mai General Hospital, tested positive again for coronavirus three days after she was released from hospital. The patient will continue to be isolated for health monitoring at the hospital.

As of this morning, the health ministry reported no new COVID-19 cases over the past four consecutive days. The country’s total patients with COVID-19 still stands at 268 and no deaths have been reported. — VNS

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