Three-month-old coronavirus patient successfully treated

Thursday, 2020-02-20 17:40:38
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The three-month-old coronavirus patient, carried by her mother, is discharged from hospital after being successfully treated by doctors at the National Children’s Hospital. (Photo: NDO/Thien Lam)
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NDO/VNA – A three-month-old baby from the northern province of Vinh Phuc, Vietnam’s youngest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient, has been successfully treated, according to the National Children’s Hospital.

The baby tested positive for the virus on February 11 after her grandmother had contact with a coronavirus patient on January 22.

The baby and her mother stayed at the grandmother’s house for four days from January 26 to 29.

After her grandmother tested positive for the virus, the local disease monitoring centre made a list of people who had contact with her, including the baby and her mother.

Five days before she was hospitalised, the baby showed symptoms of coughing, a runny nose, and slight fever.

The baby has received the best isolated treatment. (Photo: NDO/Thien Lam)

She was examined and quarantined at a local clinic in Binh Xuyen district, Vinh Phuc.

After testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the patient was transferred to the National Children’s Hospital the same day.

As of February 13, she had no symptoms of fever and coughing.

From February 14 to 17, her condition stabilised.

The hospital took her blood sample for the second test on February 14 and the third on February 17 that came back negative for the coronavirus.

The mother is instructed and equipped with protective gear to avoid getting corona virus from her child. (Photo: NDO/Thien Lam)

So far, 15 out of the 16 coronavirus patients in Vietnam have been successfully treated and discharged from hospital.

Since February 13, Vietnam has recorded no new infections.