A further 27 patients, including six foreigners, were released from hospital on April 27 after fully recovering from the novel coronavirus disease, bringing the country’s tally of discharged patients to 122.
They include 11 from Hanoi-based Central Hospital of Tropical Diseases, nine from two hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City, two from Hue Central Hospital in central Vietnam, four from Sa Dec hospital in Dong Thap province, and one from a healthcare centre in Ben Tre province.
All the patients have several times tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.
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One of the released is a doctor from Hanoi-based Hospital of Tropical Diseases No2 who was exposed to the infection when taking care of the COVID-19 patients. This is the first Vietnamese doctor infected with the disease.
After leaving the hospitals, the patients are required to self-isolate at places of residence for another 14 days.
As of April 7, about 122 out of 245 patients have fully recovered and received discharge from hospital. The remaining 123 patients are being treated at healthcare facilities across the country.
Among the three severe cases, two need support of ventilators and dialysis while one is receiving an ECMO therapy to sustain life.