Vietnam confirms 14th nCoV infection case

Sunday, 2020-02-09 15:10:02
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam has confirmed the 14th novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection case, the Ministry of Health announced on February 9.

The 55-year-old female patient is a neighbour of a worker in Son Loi commune, Binh Xuyen district, northern Vinh Phuc province, who had been tested positive for the virus after coming back home from a training course in China’s Wuhan city.

The newly-detected patient paid a visit to the infected worker’s home on January 28 during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. She is among those who were in close contact with the confirmed patient and have been closely monitored since then by the provincial disease control centre.

She showed symptoms of a fever, headache and sniveling on February 4. She was then brought to a clinic in Binh Xuyen district, Vinh Phuc province, for quarantine, a check-up and treatment.

Her sample tested positive for the virus by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology. She is now in a stable health condition at the local clinic.

By 11:00 on February 9, a total of 759 cases had samples tested in Vietnam and 14 of them positive for nCoV, including nine in Vinh Phuc province.