No new cases, nine more recoveries on Thursday

September 03, 2020 - 19:21
Việt Nam recorded no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, while nine patients have been given the all clear.


Two COVID-19 patients in the northern province of Nam Định were announced to have recovered from the disease Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam recorded no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, while nine patients have been given the all-clear.

Four patients from Đà Nẵng’s Hoà Vang District medical centre – Patients 681, 800, 897, and 1026 – were declared free of the virus on Thursday, along with three patients from Đà Nẵng Lung Hospital, Patients 444, 843, and 985.

Also today, two coronavirus patients in Nam Định have recovered, meaning that the northern province is free of active cases.

The country’s total recoveries reached 755 today as the caseload remained at 1,046, with 35 deaths.

The latest patient to succumb to the disease was an 83-year-old with a number of underlying health conditions including end-stage chronic renal failure, high blood pressure and temporary gastrointestinal bleeding, health authorities announced earlier this morning.

She passed away at Hoà Vang medical centre.

The cause of death has been recorded as COVID-19, complications of septicaemia in patients with end-stage chronic renal failure, artificial kidney cycle and increased blood pressure.

Among patients remaining in treatment across Việt Nam, 24 have had their first negative tests for SARS-CoV-2, 52 others have tested negative twice while 23 others tested negative three times.

To date, the Đà Nẵng outbreak since July 25 has resulted in 551 cases in Việt Nam, making up the majority of 691 community infections in the country since the beginning of the pandemic.

63,651 people, who have either come into close contact with confirmed cases or returned from virus-hit regions, are currently placed under quarantine across the country.

The northern province of Hải Dương today locked down a residential neighbourhood of 39 households with 136 people in Khay village of Thống Nhất Commune for 28 days, after a COVID-19 case was confirmed here on Wednesday. The 72-year-old reportedly showed symptoms of fever, headache and fatigue since August 19, but was only hospitalised on August 30 where he had samples taken to test for COVID-19.

24 people have been identified as first-hand close contacts of the patient, but they all tested negative for the virus. — VNS