One more patient cleared of COVID-19, recoveries in Vietnam hit 268

Monday, 2020-05-25 17:34:51
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Field hospital no. 2 in the northern province of Quang Ninh has been set up to provide treatment for COVID-19 patients.
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NDO – Field hospital no. 2 in Quang Ninh province on May 25 announced the recovery of a 40-year-old Vietnamese woman from COVID-19, raising the total number of recovered patients in Vietnam to 268 out of 325 cases (equivalent to 82%).

The latest recovered patient, the 312th COVID-19 case in the country, was among those boarding a flight coded VN0062 carrying 345 passengers and crew members home from Moscow, Russia and landing at Quang Ninh’s Van Don Airport at 4.40 am on May 13.

During her treatment process at Quang Ninh’s field hospital no. 2, the patient tested negative for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 three times in a row (on May 19, 21 and 23), thereby being eligible to be declared recovered.

After 12 days of treatment, the patient has now been in stable health without fever, cough or shortness of breath. She will continue to be isolated and monitored over the next 14 days as prescribed by the Ministry of Health.

At present, there are no more COVID-19 patients under quarantine and receiving treatment in Quang Ninh province.

By 4 pm on May 25, Vietnam has confirmed 325 COVID-19 infection cases, of whom 185 were imported and quarantined immediately upon arrival. The country has gone 39 consecutive days without a community transmission.

As many as 15,412 people having close contact with confirmed patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions have been quarantined, including 58 at hospitals, 8,523 at concentrated quarantine establishments and 6,831 at home.

According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 57 patients are undergoing treatment at medical establishments across the country, of whom seven have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once and four have tested negative twice or more.