One of five patients given the all-clear at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on Saturday speaks to the press. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam confirmed no COVID-19 new cases on Saturday afternoon with the total infections standing at 270.
The latest cases reported on Friday were two Vietnamese students returning from Japan who were quarantined upon arrival.
On Saturday afternoon, five COVID-19 patients, including four Vietnamese and one Danish national, were discharged from National Hospital for Tropical Diseases Campus 2, raising the number of recoveries to 225. All of them will be kept in isolation for the next 14 days.
The country on Saturday reported five people who had previously been given the all-clear tested positive again while still under quarantine post-treatment. Two of them are currently being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases while two others have been admitted to Quảng Ninh Province Hospital Number 2 and Bình Thuận Province Traditional Medicine Hospital.
Three seriously ill patients numbered 19, 91 and 161 are undergoing intensive treatment.
The 161st patient, an 88-year-old woman who contracted the virus at Bạch Mai Hospital, is on a ventilator, but doctors said her condition is improving.
The 19th patient, a 64-year-old woman being treated at Hà Nội's National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, has suffered lung damage but her oxygen levels are improving. She has received extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) three times.
The 91st patient, a British pilot, who was reportedly infected with the SARS-CoV-2 in HCM City, is still suffering from blood coagulation disorder. Chest X-rays have shown worsening lung conditions.
Nearly 55,000 people are currently under quarantine and having their health statuses monitored nationwide.
Việt Nam has reported no deaths due to COVID-19. — VNS