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6 more patients were declared free of coronavirus on Monday morning at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
Among nine COVID-19 patients, six were treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, two at the Thai Binh General Hospital and one at the Cu Chi field hospital (Ho Chi Minh City).
The 37-year-old British oil expert, known as Patient 271, arrived in Ho Chi Minh City for a Petrovietnam project on a private jet on April 28. He was treated at Cu Chi Field Hospital in HCMC and has tested negative for the novel coronavirus many times, Vnexpress reported.
Two other patients, coded as Patient 300 and 327, are both male, 26 and 31, who returned from Russia on a repatriation flight on May 13. They were treated at Thai Binh General Hospital near Hanoi and have tested negative three times.
The other six patients, aged 19-47, were treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi. Five of them had returned from Russia on May 13 and one from the U.S. on May 16.
Patient 304 is a 47-year-old man from Vinh Yen District of Vinh Phuc Province. He was admitted to the hospital on May 16.
Patient 296 is a 45-year-old man from Nha Trang city of the central province of Khanh Hoa and was admitted to the hospital on May 17.
Patient 289 is a 25-year-old man from Dong Kim commune, Hung Yen Province. He was admitted to the hospital on May 17.
Patient 306 is a 25-year-old man from Giao Thuy District of Nam Dinh Province and was admitted to the hospital in May 17.
Patient 310 is a 26-year-old man from Cam Lam, Khanh Hoa Province and was admitted to the hospital on May 17.
Patient 323 is a 19-year-old man from Tan Binh District, HCMC and was admitted to the hospital on May 17.
All nine patients will continue to stay at hospitals for another 14 more days for monitoring.
The 19-year-old student returning from the U.S. told VNexpress that she "feels really lucky" in being treated for Covid-19 in Vietnam.
A 19-year-old Vietnamese returning from the U.S. poses for a photo at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi after recovering from Covid-19, June 8, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Chi Le.
"Being a Covid-19 patient in Vietnam, I received good care. When I was admitted, I had nothing to worry about," she said.
Also, this morning, Vietnam reported two new imported cases, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 331. Both are Vietnamese women returning from abroad and were placed under quarantined upon arrival. The duo are being treated at Quang Nam Province General Hospital.
Vietnam has reported no transmissions in the community for 53 straight days.
The health condition of Patient 91, the country’s most critically ill COVID-19 patient, has improved significantly. Undergoing intensive care at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City after being announced as free from the deadly virus, the British pilot has awakened from a comma and his recovery has reached about 60%. The patient stopped relying on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) on June 3.
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