Ten more COVID-19 patients have been given the all-clear today in Hoà Vang field hospital in Đà Nẵng City. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Việt Nam have topped the 1,000 mark as 14 new patients were reported on Thursday night, with two imported.
The total number of patients now stands at 1,007.
Nine patients in Đà Nẵng were also announced by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control to have recovered from the disease.
The 1,000th patient is a Filipino expert who returned to Việt Nam from South Korea on August 14.
He was quarantined on arrival in the central province of Khánh Hòa and is now being treated at the Khánh Hòa Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
The other imported case is a 27-year-old man living in HCM City, who returned to Hà Nội from Equatorial Guinea on flight VN6 on July 29 and was quarantined for 14 days before returning to HCM City on August 14.
He tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on August 19 and is now being treated at the Củ Chi field hospital.
The other twelve new patients aged 24-65, are community transmissions. Eleven of them are in the central city of Đà Nẵng and one in the central province of Quảng Nam.
They are caregivers and family members who had close contact with COVID-19 patients.
The committee also announced on Thursday that an 87-year-old man from Phú Thọ Province who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday in Hà Nội is now negative for the virus.
He tested negative the first time on Wednesday night after being transferred from the E Hospital to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Đông Anh District, and the second time on Thursday morning.
The man is now no longer considered a COVID-19 patient, but is staying at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases for further medical observation. — VNS