Twenty-seven patients with COVID-19 discharged from hospital

Tuesday, 2020-04-07 15:32:58
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11 patients are discharged from the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Hospital No. 2 in Hanoi on April 7, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the hospital)
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NDO – An additional 27 COVID-19 patients were announced as recovered from the disease on Tuesday (April 7), the Treatment Subcommittee under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control has announced.

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The patients were discharged from hospitals in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Dong Thap and Ben Tre, and included seven foreigners and 20 Vietnamese,, bringing the total number of recovery cases in the country to 122 so far.

In detail, at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Hospital No. 2 in Hanoi, 11 patients were released, including 10 Vietnamese (one doctor – patient No. 116 – from the hospital) and one patient of French nationality. They are patients No. 21, 72, 84, 111, 116, 136, 137, 192, 197, 200 and 222 in the numerical order of cases detected.

Meanwhile, at Can Gio COVID-19 Treatment Hospital in HCM City, there were four patients declared to be recovered, including two of Vietnamese nationality, one British and one Brazilian (patients No. 98, 142, 159 and 160.

Also in the city, at the HCM City-based Hospital of Tropical Diseases, a 55-year-old Vietnamese patient (patient No. 150) was also released today, after showing two consecutive negative test results for SARS-CoV-2 on April 2 and 3.

At Hue Central General Hospital, two British (patients No. 30 and 31) were discharged.

At Sa Dec General Hospital in Dong Thap Province, four Vietnamese patients were declared as recovered, including a nine-year-old child patient. They are patients No. 101, 102, 103 and 104.

At Binh Dai District Health Centre in Ben Tre Province, patient No. 123 (a Vietnamese girl aged 17), was released after undergoing treatment there since March 23. She had three negative tests for SARS-CoV-2 and was eligible for the all-clear.

All the discharged today will continue to be isolated and monitored for the next two weeks.

According to Associate Professor, Dr. Luong Ngoc Khue, Deputy Head of the Treatment Sub-Committee, all 27 patients announced as recovered today is the result of continuous efforts from treatment facilities across the nation. This shows that the treatment regime for patients with COVID-19 in Vietnam has shown significant progress, even for critical patients.

As of Tuesday morning, Vietnam has not recorded any new infected cases, making the total nationwide now 245, of which, 153 returned from abroad (accounting for 62.4%). Up until now, 122 out of 245 infected cases have totally recovered and discharged, making up almost half of all patients with COVID-19 in Vietnam.

Today is also the 2nd day in the past month on which the nation recorded the highest number of patients declared to be recovered/discharged from hospital, with the highest recovery and discharge on one day (30) announced on March 30.

The remaining 123 patients are receiving isolated treatment at 21 medical facilities nationwide, the majority of them in stable health.

There is more good news that one among the three COVID-19 patients (No. 19, 91 and 161) in a serious condition has made positive progress, with patient number 19 no longer needing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) since April 4, after she tested positive for COVID-19 on March 26, 27 and 29.