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Ten patients recover from COVID-19 on Monday including one with critical underlying diseases

Update: August, 24/2020 - 16:38
Patient 582 ( sitting) – a 55-year-old man living in Đà Nẵng City’s Hải Châu District used to be a critically-ill patient due to his underlying diseases of high blood pressure, heart failure and anemia. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Dũng

ĐÀ NẴNG — Four COVID-19 patients in Đà Nẵng City and six others in Hà Nội were given the all-clear Monday.

They are Patients 536, 537, 544, 673, 677 and 785 who received treatment at National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hà Nội and Patients 807, 915, 922 and 582 treated at Đà Nẵng Lung Hospital.

All the patients have tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 three to five times and are in stable health conditions. They will be quarantined and medically observed for another 14 days at home, however.

Of the recovery cases, Patient 582 – a 55-year-old man living in Đà Nẵng City’s Hải Châu District, was critically-ill at one stage due to his underlying diseases of high blood pressure, heart failure and anaemia.

The patient was taken to the hospital on July 31 and after being infected with COVID-19, he fell into critical condition with damage to his lungs and heart with already existing diseases of increased blood pressure and heart failure.

He was treated with ECMO, dialysis and plasma exchange.

On August 16, the patient was given the all-clear from SARS-CoV-2 but was not discharged from the hospital due to poor health.

Lê Thành Phúc, director of Đà Nẵng Lung Hospital said that until now, the patient’s health has improved much with no fever, no breathing difficulty. He can eat well now and all his health indicators are normal.

Phúc added that the patient tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus six times on August 8, 10, 13, 14, 16 and 23.

The ten latest recovery cases brought the number of total recovery cases in Việt Nam to 578.

The country’s total COVID-19 cases stand at 1,016.

Of the national tally, 674 cases were locally transmitted, with 534 recorded from July 25 when the outbreak in Đà Nẵng and neighbouring localities started.

There have been 27 fatalities so far, all connected to the Đà Nẵng outbreak. — VNS

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