Vietnam has remained clear of Covid-19 community transmission for 34 straight days as no fresh case was confirmed on Tuesday morning, Vietnam News Agency reported, according to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.
The national count now stays at 324, including 184 imported cases, the committee reported.
As many as 11,326 people are under health monitoring or quarantine, 302 of them in hospitals, 8,929 at concentrated facilities, and the rest at home and place of residence.
A total of 264 patients have recovered while the remainder are being treated at eight provincial and central medical facilities.
Among the active patients, two have tested negative for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes the acute respiratory disease once and six negative at least twice.
Meanwhile, “Patient 91,” a British man who has been Vietnam’s most critical Covid-19 case to date, has shown some progress, Nguyen Vinh Chau, director of the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said Tuesday.
The most recent computed tomography scan results showed that 20-30 percent of his lungs could now function, compared to just 10 percent a week ago.
However, he is still completely reliant on a life support machine called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and a lung transplant is still on the agenda, Chau said.