Two Vietnamese and one Brazilian were confirmed infected with the novel coronavirus Tuesday evening, all linked to two major outbreaks in Hanoi and HCMC.
“Patient 205” is a 41-year-old Vietnamese man who works for Truong Sinh Company, which provides food and water for Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital, a major Covid-19 outbreak area.
“Patient 206” is a 48-year-old Vietnamese man in Saigon’s District 2. He is the personal driver of “Patient 124” and “Patient 151,” often driving the two to multiple company branches in Dong Nai Province’s Vinh Cuu District and Saigon’s District 12. After “Patient 124” was found to be infected from a party at Buddha Bar in the district, “Patient 206” has been quarantined in a military school in Cu Chi District. On March 27, he developed a sore throat, before testing positive on March 28. He’s now in the Cu Chi Field Hospital, his health stable.
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“Patient 207” is a 49-year-old Brazilian man in Saigon’s District 2. He’s the husband of “Patient 151” and coworker of “Patient 124.” He first tested negative on March 22, before being transferred to a military school in Cu Chi District on March 23. He developed a sore throat on March 27 and tested positive on March 28. He’s now also being treated in the Cu Chi Field Hospital, his health stable.
Tuesday additions raised the number of patients linked to Buddha Bar to 15 and to Bach Mai Hospital to 34.
As of Tuesday, Vietnam has reported 207 Covid-19 patients, 56 of whom have been cured and discharged from hospitals. Most of the active cases are those coming back from Europe and the U.S. and people in close contact with them.
The Covid-19 pandemic has spread to 200 countries and territories, claiming over 38,000 lives.