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Việt Nam goes 37 days without any domestic infections

Update: May, 23/2020 - 18:29
Việt Nam's COVID-19 Patient No.91, a British pilot, was transferred from the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases to Chợ Rẫy Hospital Friday evening. — VNA/VNS Photo 

HÀ NỘI — There were no new COVID-19 cases Saturday afternoon, marking 37 days without a domestic community infection in Việt Nam.

The country's tally remains at 324, with 184 imported cases quarantined on arrival.

More than 14,700 people are in quarantine across the country.

Among the active cases, six people have tested negative for coronavirus once while another three have tested negative twice.

A total of 267 COVID-19 patients have recovered, accounting for more than 82 per cent of the accumulative cases.

On Friday evening, Việt Nam's Patient No.91, one of the most serious cases, connected to Buddha club cluster in HCM City's District 2, was transferred from HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases where he had been treated since he was confirmed positive to SARS-CoV-2, to Chợ Rẫy Hospital's intensive care unit.

The 43-year-old British pilot, who was named in a UK newspaper as Stephen Cameron, from Scotland, will continue to receive further treatment for infections and underlying health conditions here in preparation for a lung transplant when a number of conditions are met.

Saturday marks the 67th day of treatment for Cameron, but his lung capacity is only 20-30 per cent functional and although he is still on life support, there has been a slight improvement in his condition.

When his lungs recovered to the point of 40 per cent capacity, doctors would consider weaning him off of the life support machine.

Nguyễn Tri Thức, director of Chợ Rẫy Hospital, said the patient is currently in an induced coma. — VNS

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