The Vietnam’s Ministry of Health reported no new coronavirus case on Tuesday morning, meaning Vietnam has gone 26 days clean of community transmission of the virus.
The nation’s Covid-19 tally has stayed 288 since last Thursday. But the number of active cases has dropped to 39 after eight more patients recovered and were discharged in Hanoi on Monday.
Among those that are still in hospitals, 11 have tested negative at least twice and eight once.
As for the most critical Covid-19 case so far in the nation, “Patient 91,” a 43-year-old British man who works as a pilot for Vietnam Airlines, experts said Monday that his lungs have not been damaged to the extent of needing a transplant after the health ministry said last week that transplant was being considered for him.
Hospitalized since March 20, he has been on a ventilator for 16 days and gone 36 days with a life support machine called Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which involves pumping blood out of the body to a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide and sends oxygen-filled blood back.
As of Tuesday morning, more than 12,000 returning or coming from abroad, or those that are in close contact with those arrivals, are under quarantine in Vietnam, with 329 at hospitals, over 6,000 at centralized facilities and the rest at home or accommodation facilities.
The Covid-19 pandemic has spread to 212 countries and territories, and reported deaths have reached almost 287,000.
Reporting by Le Nga @ VNExpress