Four new COVID-19 infections, including two cases related to the Ho Chi Minh city -based Buddha Bar cluster, were reported by the Vietnam’s Ministry of Health on Friday afternoon, raising the national toll to 237.
The 234th patient is a 69-year-old Vietnamese woman living in Buôn Đôn District, Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk. She returned from Paris to HCM City on flight number VN2106, seat 45 on March 13, and was quarantined upon arrival.
The patient tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on March 30, then was transferred to the COVID-19 specialised hospital in Cần Giờ District for treatment.
The 235th patient is a 25-year-old British man who went to Buddha Bar on March 14.
He showed no symptoms and underwent treatment at the makeshift hospital in Củ Chi District.
The 236th patient is a 26-year-old British woman residing in Thảo Điền Ward, District 2, HCM City who went to Buddha Bar on March 14.
She was sent to a centralised quarantine area at District 9 Academy of Politics on March 25.
The patient was admitted to the makeshift hospital in Củ Chi District after testing positive for the virus on March 29 and April 1
The 237th patient is a 64-year-old Danish man who entered Vietnam in December 2019 and travelled to different localities including Ninh Bình Province on March 17, HCM City from March 21 to 22 and Hà Nội from March 22. He has blood cancer.
On March 26, the patient was involved in an accident and was sent to Vietnam – France Hospital in an ambulance. He returned to a hotel afterwards.
On March 31, he started having a nosebleed and had an examination at Đức Giang General Hospital then was transferred to the National Institute of Haematology and Blood Transfusion.
The patient was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 on April 1 and admitted to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
According to the latest report by the Ministry of Health, 85 patients have been given the all clear.