COVID-19: No new cases during 24 hours since epidemic resurgence

by VTV430 August 2020 Last updated at 10:00 AM - With no new case confirmed, August 30 marked the first day that Vietnam has gone without a new COVID-19 infection caused by community and imported transmission since the recurrence of the coronavirus epidemic.

According to the Ministry of Health, of the total confirmed cases in the nation so far, 690 are community transmissions, 350 returned from abroad and were quarantined upon arrival, and 550 are related to the biggest coronavirus outbreak in Da Nang.

The same day, a further 19 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospital after going on to make a full recovery, lifting the country’s total figure of recoveries to 695.

Among patients under treatment at various medical establishments, 40 tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2- virus once, 48 others twice and 27 thrice. There have been 32 fatalities from the disease.

As many as 54,392 who came into close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered from pandemic-hit areas are under quarantine, including 1,212 at hospitals, and the remainder at other quarantine facilities and at homes.

In terms of clinical status, there are currently 13 critically ill cases, of which 6 cases are connected to invasive ventilators and three rely on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines. Most severe patients are due to community infection, originating from the Da Nang outbreak. Notably, 11 patients are in a critical condition, including 5 running a greater risk of fatality at any time.

Vietnam has so far recorded a total of 1,040 COVID-19 patients, of whom 695 have fully recovered, and 32 have died of the disease. Most of the deaths had suffered from serious illnesses such as end-stage kidney cancer, severe pneumonia, diabetes and multi-organ failure.


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