Only 15 active COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment in Vietnam

Monday, 2020-06-08 15:42:46
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Six COVID-19 patients announced as recovered at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on the morning of June 8, 2020. (Photo: National Hospital for Tropical Diseases)
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NDO – Vietnam now has only 15 COVID-19 patients who are still undergoing treatment at medical facilities across the nation, following the discharge of nine recovered patients on June 8.

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The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced today that nine more COVID-19 patients have made a full recovery and were released from three hospitals across the country on the same day.

The recovered patients have lifted the country’s total number of recovered cases to 316 out of total 331 confirmed cases, making up over 95.4% of the total COVID-19 patients in Vietnam.

They include eight Vietnamese patients, six of whom are at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, having returned to Vietnam from Russia, two at the Thai Binh Province General Hospital, along with one 37-year-old British man at the Cu Chi COVID-19 Treatment Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

All of the patients have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 more than once. Currently, they have no fever, are not coughing, have well-ventilated lungs and are in a stable condition. They will continue to be isolated and monitored for the next 14 days.

Among the remaining 15 patients, six are being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi. The majority of them have stable health.

To date, 49 out of total 50 foreign patients with COVID-19 have recovered and been released from treatment facilities across the country. Only Patient 91, a British pilot, is still in a critical condition and undergoing treatment at the Cho Ray General Hospital in HCM City, following his successful COVID-19 treatment at the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases earlier. Health officials say his condition has improved and was taken off life support last week.

On June 8 morning, Vietnam reported two new imported COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total cases to 331. The country has detected no new infections among the community for the last 53 days and no fatalities have been reported so far.