VGP – Viet Nam has gone 35 days without new
community infection of COVID-19, the National Steering Committee for
COVID-19 Prevention and Control said Thursday morning.
Of the total confirmed patients so far, 184 are
imported cases who were quarantined immediately after arriving in Viet Nam.
The nation is medically monitoring 12,987 people who
had been in close contact with positive cases or returned from foreign
countries, including 307 at hospitals, 7,633 at centralized quarantine camps
and 5,047 at places of residence, said the committee.
The number of recovered patients reached 264,
accounting for 82% of the patient tally. The current active cases are being
treated at nine medical facilities at central and provincial levels, with 27
at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi, 17 at the Bac Lieu
General Hospital, and 6 at the Thai Binh General Hospital.
Regarding British COVID-19 patient numbered 91, who
is the sickest case in Viet Nam, the committee said he has no fever, his
blood pressure is stable, and his lungs function better.
However, he is still dependent on a life support
machine called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) as his health
conditions remain critical.
He has been tested five times since May 7 with the
same negative outcomes. He has been in extensive care unit at the Ho Chi
Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases before any possible lung transplant
at the Cho Ray Hospital in the city./.