A 20-year-old female who returned from France was the latest COVID-19 patient in Vietnam, according to the health ministry’s report on Monday evening.
The patient has brought the country’s total coronavirus cases to 326, of which 272 have recovered and no deaths have been reported.
On May 24, the patient, living in Ward 19, Binh Thạnh District, HCM City, flew from France to Tan Son Nhat International Airport on flight VN008. She was immediately sent to quarantine area at the Division 317 in Hoc Mon District, HCM City. On the same day, the patient had samples taken for testing and on the next day her test showed positive for SARS-CoV-2. Currently, the patient is isolated and treated at the Cu Chi Field Hospital.
On Monday, five more patients with COVID-19 have recovered and were discharged from two treatment facilities, including one patient at the Quang Ninh Field Hospital No. 2 in northern Quang Ninh Province and four other at the Bac Lieu General Hospital in the southern Bac Lieu Province.
At the Bac Lieu General Hospital, all four recovered patients are Vietnamese passengers on flight VN88 from Dubai, which landed at the Can Tho International Airport on May 3.
The recovered patients include: Patient 277 (female, 22), Patient 282 (female, 37), Patient 285 (female, 30) and Patient 286 (female, 23). They all passed many tests and all tests came back negative for SARS-CoV- 2 from May 9-20.
Currently, all patients have no fever, no cough, no shortness of breath and are in stable condition.
At the Quang Ninh Field Hospital No. 2, the recovered patient, Patient 312, is 50-year-old woman. She was admitted to the hospital on May 15. During treatment, the patient had three tests and all came back negative for SARS-CoV-2 on May 19, 21 and 23. Currently, the patient has no fever, no cough, no breathing difficulties and is in stable condition.
All of the five patients will continue to be isolated and monitored for the next 14 days. — VNS