A medical worker sprays chemicals to disinfect a military health station in Điện Biên Province. VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Tư
BÀ RỊA- VŨNG TÀU — One new case of COVID-19 was reported in Việt Nam on Friday evening, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 333, said the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
The 333rd patient is a 37-year-old Vietnamese man, residing in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province’s Vung Tau City. He is a sailor on the Pacific Vũng Tàu ship – a tugboat service ship – operating in Malaysia.
On May 30, he was quarantined after entry at Vũng Tàu Port.
The first test taken on May 31 showed he was negative for SARS-CoV-2 but he tested positive in the second test which was taken on Thursday (June 11) before he was preparing to leave the quarantine centre.
He is being treated at Bà Rịa Hospital.
Meanwhile, two more COVID-19 patients made a full recovery on Friday in Việt Nam.
The recovered patients have lifted the country’s total cases being given the all-clear to 323, making up 97.3 per cent of the total COVID-19 patients in the country.
They are a 30-year-old man from Hải Phòng City’s Lê Chân District (Patient No 297) and a 29-year-old man from Thái Bình Province’s Vũ Thư District (Patient No 298).
Both of them are imported cases, returning to Việt Nam from Russia on May 13, and have been treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hà Nội after they were confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 on May 15.
Currently, they have no fever or cough and are in a stable condition. Both of them have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 twice.
They will remain in quarantine for a further two weeks before being allowed home.
Việt Nam remained clear of community transmission for 57 consecutive days.
Of the 333 cases confirmed so far in the country, 193 were imported and quarantined upon arrival, posing no risks of community virus spread.
Of the 10 active patients, three have tested negative for the coronavirus once and one at least twice.
Some 5,971 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or came from pandemic-hit areas are currently under quarantine across the country.
The British pilot, known as Patient No 91, is now fully conscious and shows great health improvements following more than two months in treatment and days in an induced coma with severe lung damage. — VNS