Vietnam confirms two more Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   August 29, 2020 | 07:01 pm GMT+7
Vietnam confirms two more Covid-19 cases
Medical staff in the quarantine zone of Da Nang Hospital on July 29. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.
Two more Covid-19 patients were recorded in Binh Duong and Da Nang on Saturday evening, taking the country's active cases to 329.

"Patient 1039" is a 20-year-old resident of Quang Phuc Commune, Ba Don District, central Quang Binh Province. On August 27, he arrived at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5063.

He was quarantined upon entry and his test result on August 28 showed he is positive for the novel coronavirus. The patient is being treated at the General Hospital of southern Binh Duong Province.

"Patient 1040" is a 55-year-old man in Hoa Phong Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City. From July 23 to August 13, he was under treatment at the Da Nang Hospital. On August 13, he was transferred to the central city's 199 Hospital. His test came out negative on August 14. He did a second test on August 27 and the result was positive a day later.

With the two new cases and 14 declared to have recovered on Saturday, Vietnam's Covid-19 tally rose to 1,040. Of these, 677 have recovered, 32 have died of Covid-19 and two died after a few times testing negative.

Among the 329 active patients, 45 have tested negative for the first time, 21 for the second time and 28 for the third time.

Vietnam has recorded 690 community transmissions since the epidemic broke out, of which 550 linked to the epicenter Da Nang have been recorded since July 25.

Globally, there are over 24.8 million people infected with the virus and more than 840,000 deaths.

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