Nine more Covid-19 patients linked to Da Nang outbreak recover

By Le Nga   August 17, 2020 | 02:58 pm GMT+7
Nine more Covid-19 patients linked to Da Nang outbreak recover
Five patients (C) raise their fists to demonstrate Covid-19 fight spirit as they are announced Covid-19 free at the Da Nang Hospital for Lung Diseases, August 17, 2020. Photo courtesy of the Health Ministry.

Vietnam’s Covid-19 active count has dropped to 475 after nine infectees were confirmed free of the disease Monday morning.

Six of them received treatment at the Da Nang Hospital for Lung Diseases. They are three women and one man aged 28-35, employed at the Da Nang Hospital, a 22-year-old female medical intern there, and a woman aged 61.

The others are three men who were treated at Da Nang City's Hoa Vang District field hospital.

Aged 27, 33 and 84, they got infected while receiving treatment for other conditions at the Da Nang Hospital.

All nine patients had tested negative thrice for the novel coronavirus and will be isolated for 14 more days at home or local medical centers.

Da Nang has become a Covid-19 epicenter after recording the first local transmission case in Vietnam after more than three months on July 25. So far, the city has central recorded 344 cases, with 53 having recovered.

The nine recoveries have raised the number of discharged patients in Vietnam to 464.

Another 475 patients are under treatments and 24 have died.

 
 
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