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Three more COVID-19 recovered patients test positive again

Update: April, 27/2020 - 13:30
Staff of the HCM City Pasteur Institute conduct tests for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. — VNA/VNS Photo Đinh Hằng

HÀ NỘI — Three more COVID-19 patients in Việt Nam who previously were given the all-clear have tested positive again, the Treatment Subcommittee of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported Monday morning.

The newest relapse cases include two Vietnamese men and one Brazilian man, bringing the total in Việt Nam to eight.

Patient No 74, a Vietnamese male student, returned home from France on March 18 and was sent to the Bắc Ninh General Hospital for treatment. After being declared to have recovered on April 10, he was ordered to isolate at home in Lâm Thao District in the northern province of Phú Thọ.

During isolation, the patient experienced no fever, no cough and no breathing difficulties. After 14 days of home isolation, he was tested on April 25. His test results came back suspected positive for SARS-CoV-2. He was sent to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases for supervision and treatment.

The other two cases are Patient No 207 and Patient No 224 who were treated at the Củ Chi Field Hospital in HCM City.

Patient No.207, Brazilian nationality, was discharged from the Củ Chi Field Hospital on April 18. Previously he was admitted to the hospital on April 1 and has three tests negative for SARS-CoV-2 on April 13, 15 and 17. On April 25, his tests were positive again when he was isolated and monitored at home.

Patient No 224 was discharged from the Củ Chi Field Hospital on April 18. Previously, the patient was admitted to the hospital on March 30 and had five tests come back negative for SARS-CoV-2 from April 12 to 16. On April 23, his tests were positive again when he was in monitoring and isolation at home.

During isolation at home, these patients have been under strict medical supervision. Currently, both patients have been admitted to the Củ Chi Field Hospital for treatment. 

The total number of people in close contact and entry from epidemic areas under isolation nationwide are 52,428, of which 323 at hospitals; 11,311 at other isolation facilities; and 40,794 at home and place of residence.

As of Monday morning, the number of COVID-19 cases still stands at 270 and no fatalities have been reported. — VNS

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