Vietnam's most gravely-ill COVID-19 patient declared free of coronavirus

Xuan Thinh Monday | 07/06/2020 22:09

Vietnamese doctors are examining heath conditions of the Patient 91. Photo:

The most gravely-ill coronavirus patient in Vietnam has been declared free of the virus and scheduled to flight home on July 12, Ministry of Health said.

After more than 100 days of treatment, Ministry of Health on Monday declared "patient 91" could be discharged from hospital without putting under quarantine in 14 days.

In related development, 14 returnees from Bangladesh were tested positive with the virus, raising the country's patient tally to 369, said the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

All of the confirmed patients were quarantined immediately in Bim Son town of Thanh Hoa Province upon arrival.

With the newly-imported patients, Vietnam’s number of existing patients has risen to 29. The patients are between 26 and 56 years old.

Among them, three live in Ho Chi Minh City, two are residents of Hanoi, two in Thanh Hoa, and the rest are residents of Hai Duong, Phu Tho, Quang Tri, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai, Ben Tre and Hau Giang provinces.

The coronavirus carriers who arrived at Van Don Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on flight No. VJ5967, are currently being treated at Hanoi's National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Among total 369 Covid-19 cases as of Monday, 340 have been discharged from the hospital after treatment. Vietnam has passed 81 days without community transmission cases.

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