Germany returnee Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patient

By Le Nga   November 20, 2020 | 08:03 am PT
Germany returnee Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patient
A medical staff prepares to take samples of Covid-19 in central Quang Nam Province on August 11, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh.
A man returning from Germany was confirmed Vietnam’s new Covid-19 case Friday evening, taking the nation's active case count to 125.

"Patient 1305", a 38-year-old man from Hanoi’s Dong Da District, arrived November 19 at the Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5036 from Germany.

After he tested positive for the novel coronavirus the same day, he has been taken to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi for treatment.

Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally now stands at 1,305 cases with 1,142 recoveries and 35 deaths. Many of the fatalities were elderly patients with underlying conditions like diabetes and kidney failure. Three people who died after being declared Covid-19 free have not been included in the list of recoveries or deaths.

Of the 125 active cases, 23 have tested negative at least once.

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed over 1.3 million lives worldwide.

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