VN goes 65 consecutive days without new COVID-19 community infection
15:58 | 20/06/2020

VGP – Viet Nam entered the day 65th without any new COVID-19 infection case in the community, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said early Saturday.

Viet Nam confirmed 349 COVID-19 patients, including 209 imported cases who were sent for medical quarantine upon arrival.

A total of 10,500 people in close contact with infected people or returning from pandemic-hit countries are under medical surveillance, including 162 at hospitals, 9,387 at designated facilities, and 952 places of residence.

Up to 326 patients have recovered, accounting for 93.4% of the total cases while the remaining 23 are being treated at provincial and central hospitals, with their health reportedly in stable condition.

Among the current active patients, four have tested negative for the coronavirus at least twice.

Viet Nam’s most critical COVID-19 patient, a British pilot (patient numbered 91), has continued with miraculous recovery after undergoing 92 days of treatment at both the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases and Cho Ray Hospital, according to the Committee.

He is now in his eighth day of being disconnected from a mechanical ventilation machine and no longer requires full oxygen support during the daytime. At night, he is assisted with 0.5 liters of oxygen per minute.

At present the patient is fully conscious and is able to communicate well. His latest CT scan indicates that his lung volume has returned to 90% of their original capacity.

By Thuy Dung

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