Hanoi man among 11 new Covid-19 infections in Vietnam

Vietnam confirmed 11 new infections Sunday evening, including eight in Da Nang, one in Hanoi and two Japan returnees quarantined upon arrival.

“Patients 952- 954”, aged between two months and 57 years, live in Cam Le District of Da Nang City. They are family members of a 35-year-old man, who later became “Patient 897.”

“Patients 955- 958”, aged 31-67, include a patient and a caretaker at the Da Nang Hospital, a Covid-19 hub, and those who had come into contact with infectees.

“Patient 961” is a 32-year-old female medical staff of the Hoa Vang field hospital in Da Nang.

“Patient 959” is a 24-year-old woman from the central province of Thanh Hoa, and “Patient 960” a 66-year-old woman in Hanoi. The two women returned from Japan on Vietjet flight VJ7387 that landed in central Nha Trang Town on August 5. They were quarantined upon arrival.

“Patient 962” is a 30-year-old man living in Hanoi’s Thanh Xuan District.

He visited Da Nang, a popular tourism spot, from July 20-22. He developed high fever on August 3, and visited Hanoi’s Thanh Nhan Hospital for an examination. His first test result was negative, and the second returned positive for the novel coronavirus.

Also on Sunday, nine patients in Da Nang, including “Patient 582”, 55-year-old man, who was in critical condition and put on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), were declared free of coronavirus.

Since the coronavirus resurfaced in Vietnam late last month, the country has recorded 486 community infections in 15 localities, most of them linked to Da Nang.

With the latest infections, Vietnam’s Covid-19 count now stands at 962, including 482 active cases and 456 recoveries. Twenty-four people have succumbed to Covid-19 so far, all of them with previous comorbidities.

Source: VnExpress

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