Three more COVID-19 patients recover, bringing total up to 305

Friday, 2020-06-05 11:28:48
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Three male COVID-19 patients were announced as recovered on the morning of June 5, 2020. (Photo:
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NDO – Three more COVID-19 patients were announced as recovered on the morning of June 5, bringing the total recoveries to 305 out of 328 confirmed cases in Vietnam so far.

>>> Vietnam goes through 50 days without local transmission of COVID-19

The patients were released this morning from the Hanoi-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases Base 2. Known as Patients 293, 302 and 320, all three young men are Vietnamese expatriates who returned home from Russia on May 18 and were placed under quarantine upon entry.

After their treatment at the hospital, all the patients have provided multiple consecutive negative test results for SARS-CoV-2 and now have no sign of fever or cough and will be followed up for the next 14 days during their home isolation.

The latest discharges bring the rate of recoveries in Vietnam to 93%. There are still 23 patients being treated at health facilities nationwide and most of them are in stable health. Among them, there are several that have tested negative for the coronavirus at least once.

As of this morning, Vietnam had no COVID-19 cases to report, marking 50 days in a row without any new infections in the community. Among the 328 infection cases, there are 188 imported ones; they have been immediately quarantined upon entry, posing no risk to the community.

The nation has suffered no deaths due to COVID-19 so far, while the health of Patient 91, the country’s most critically ill COVID-19 patient, has improved significantly. Undergoing intensive care at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City after being announced as free from the deadly virus, the British pilot has awakened from a comma and his recovery has reached about 60%.

The patient stopped relying on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) on the morning of June 3. He is stable now but is still in a serious condition that will cost him more time for recovery.