30 more COVID-19 patients declared recover

Thirty more COVID-19 patients have fully recovered and were discharged from hospital in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on Monday (March 30).

27 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Base 2 in Dong Anh District, Hanoi on the morning of March 30. (Photo courtesy of the hospital)
27 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Base 2 in Dong Anh District, Hanoi on the morning of March 30. (Photo courtesy of the hospital)

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Among them, 27 patients were released from the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Base 2 in Hanoi’s Dong Anh District, including patients No. 17, 22, 24, 27, 39, 46, 47, 51, 55, 56, 58, 59, 60, 62, 69, 70, 71, 77, 85, 88, 93, 110, 112, 113, 130, 140 and 187, of which, patient No. 17, a 26-year-old female, was the first positive case recorded in Hanoi. She was found to have contracted the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, on the evening of March 6, four days after returning to Vietnam from London on a Vietnam Airlines flight.

All 27 patients have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 more than twice and are now in stable condition.

After their release, they will have follow-up health checks over the next 14 days.

On the same day, the field hospital specialising in the acute respiratory disease in HCM City’s Cu Chi District announced three more successfully recovered cases following COVID-19 treatment there.

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Three more COVID-19 patients have successfully recovered and been discharged from the field hospital in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cu Chi District on March 30. (Photo: VNA)

The patients, numbered 53, 75 and 89 in detection order, include a 53-year-old male from the Czech Republic and two Vietnamese women who returned from the UK and the US.

A day earlier, the hospital also announced four patients to have successfully recovered and been discharged after showing negative test results for SARS-CoV-2.

To date, Vietnam has reported 194 COVID-19 cases, of whom 55 have successfully recovered. There have been no deaths so far, while the remaining cases are currently being actively treated at 22 health facilities across the country.

Hanoi hastens efforts to handle COVID-19 hotbed at Bach Mai Hospital

Hanoi authorities are strengthening efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus from Bach Mai Hospital, with more than 10 cases linked with this large hospital recorded.

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Bach Mai Hospital has been isolated after more than 10 COVID-19 cases linked with this large hospital have been recorded. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)

In his urgent message issued on late March 29, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung said that the isolation and testing of persons who have been to Bach Mai Hospital from March 10 to 25 is decisive in preventing the spread of the disease in the community and helping to clarify treatment measures.

He requested local authorities in the city promptly review and quarantine all people related to this hospital, as well as taking specimens from persons subject to SARS-CoV-2 testing.

Local health facilities were required to enhance IT applications such as telephone appointments and hourly medical examinations to minimise crowds, while ensuring waiting seats are at least 2m apart and offering guidance to guests to wear face mask, disinfect hands, practice social distancing (over 2m) and minimise contact with those around them.