A nurse helps a COVID-19 patient at a hospital in central Việt Nam. Six COVID-19 patients have recovered from COVID-19, but they need more treatment at the hospital. Photo courtesy of Huế Central Hospital
CENTRAL REGION — Six COVID-19 patients have recovered after testing negative for SARS-CoV-2 at Huế Central Hospital on Tuesday.
One patient was taken home to Quảng Nam, and five others will be kept for further treatment for chronic kidney failure, heart issues and hypertension.
Patient No 523, whose husband (COVID-19 patient No 522) died on August 10, tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 six times with the latest result reported on August 16. She has been taken home to Điện Bàn Town in Quảng Nam Province. Her five family members – who were infected with SARS-CoV-2 from her husband (No 522) – have also recovered after two weeks of treatment.
Doctors at the hospital said patient No 438 tested negative twice, but is receiving treatment for pneumonia and cancer.
In Đà Nẵng, doctors and nurses have been treating 20 critical COVID-19 patients, of which seven are high-risk.
The city’s Centre for Disease Control said 2,400 fishermen and traders at Thọ Quang fishing market had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 after samples were taken on Tuesday.
Lệ Sơn Nam village in Hòa Vang District emerged from lockdown on Monday evening after COVID-19 patients and close contacts were quarantined at hospitals and health centres in the city.
Doctors from Đà Nẵng Lung Hospital said patient 582, who was identified as one of the most critical patients, had tested negative five times by Sunday.
He was taken to the hospital on July 31 with kidney failure, heart failure and lung damage. He was moved to another ward in the hospital before leaving soon.
The city's CDC said 125,693 medical samples have been collected, of which 125,357 had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2. VNS