Vietnam records one new imported case and 10 recoveries

Sunday, 2020-08-16 10:05:05
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COVID-19 patients discharged from Hoa Vang field hospital in Da Nang city on August 15 (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA - One new imported COVID-19 case was announced on August 16 morning, while 10 more people have been given the all-clear.

he National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said the new patient is a 27-year-old man from Yen Thanh district in the central province of Nghe An.

He returned to Vietnam on a repatriation flight from Equatorial Guinea at the end of last month and was quarantined immediately after landing.

He is the 951st person to contract the coronavirus SAR-CoV-2 since the first case was detected in Vietnam in January.

Meanwhile, 10 people in the pandemic hotspot of Da Nang city who had previously tested positive for COVID-19 have made full recovery. They will continue to be monitored and quarantined for 14 days.

The total number of patients to be given the all-clear now stands at 447, or 47 percent, with 35 of those connected to the central city.

So far, 23 people have lost their lives to COVID-19-related complications. All of them had underlying medical conditions.

Among the patients undergoing treatment at medical facilities across the nation, 50 tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once and 91 others tested negative at least twice.

As many as 107,642 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined, including 4,015 in hospitals, 24,948 in state-designated quarantine establishments and 78,679 at their homes.

* Another death related to COVID-19 confirmed

Another COVID-19 patient who had suffered from meningitis has died in the central city of Da Nang, health officials announced on August 16 morning.

Patient 575 is an 82-year-old woman, residing in Da Nang city’s Hai Chau district. She contracted meningitis before being infected with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and died at the medical centre of Hoa Vang district.

This is the 24th COVID-19-related death since the pandemic broke out in Vietnam.