59 coronavirus patients recover

By Le Nga   August 18, 2020 | 01:00 am PT
59 coronavirus patients recover
19 patients are declared free of Covid-19 in Hanoi, August 18, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Son.
Vietnam declared 59 patients free of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the number of active cases down to 438.

Of the patients, 19 were repatriates treated in Hanoi while others are domestic cases recorded in epicenter Da Nang, its neighbor Quang Nam and the nearby Thua Thien-Hue.

The repatriated patients are 18 men from Equatorial Guinea and another from Bangladesh, aged between 28 and 54. They were treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, which also cured three in the Equatorial Guinea group from malaria.

The Hanoi hospital has been on the frontline of Covid-19 fight in Vietnam, having treated 249 patients. It still has 31 patients.

In Quang Nam, 11 recoveries are three men and eight women, between 19 and 64 years of age.

Five of the six patients in Hue still stay at Hue Central Hospital for treatment of other comorbidities.

Of the 23 patients recovering in Da Nang, four are kidney patients and have been transferred to another hospital to resume their dialysis.

Since July 25 when community transmission returned to Vietnam, Da Nang has recorded 350 infections and 76 of them have recovered.

So far, Vietnam has recorded 983 infections, 520 recoveries and 25 deaths, including one confirmed Tuesday morning.

go to top