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Eight more COVID-19 patients discharged, total recoveries up to 249

by NDO11 May 2020 Last updated at 17:00 PM

Eight COVID-19 patients announced as recovered at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on Monday afternoon, May 11, 2020.
Eight COVID-19 patients announced as recovered at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on Monday afternoon, May 11, 2020.

VTV.vn - Eight more COVID-19 patients, including one with chronic renal failure, were given the all-clear on Monday (May 11) afternoon, bringing the total recoveries in Vietnam to 249 out of 288 confirmed cases so far.

All the above-mentioned patients were treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Base 2 in Hanoi. Among them, Patient 254, a 51-year-old man from Hanoi’s Me Linh District, is suffering from renal failure and being provided with periodic dialysis at Hanoi Kidney Hospital.

The remaining are Patients 178 (female, 44, from Thai Nguyen Province), 218 (female, 43, Thai Nguyen Province), 250 (female, 50, Me Linh, Hanoi), 250 (female, 50, Me Linh, Hanoi), 256 (male, 52, Van Lam District, Hung Yen Province), 259 (female, 44, Me Linh, Hanoi), 262 (male, 26, Me Linh, Hanoi) and Patient 269 (male, 23, from Bac Giang Province).

All of them are now in stable health, without cough or fever and are eligible to be given the all-clear. They will continue to be in isolation in the next 14 days for further monitoring of their recovery.

The latest recoveries leaves the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases Base 2 with only 14 patients undergoing treatment there, while bringing the total recoveries in Vietnam to 249, accounting for 86% of the total figure. There have been no deaths from COVID-19 recorded in the country yet.

Earlier on Monday, a female patient undergoing treatment at Bac Lieu Province General Hospital was transferred to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases for extensive care, after developing pneumonia and severe respiratory failure.

Known as Patient 278, the 50-year-old woman was provided with isolated treatment at the General Hospital of Bac Lieu Province for the past few days. She was among 17 COVID-19 cases confirmed on May 7, who were on the same flight back home from Dubai, the UAE on May 3, thereafter being transferred to Bac Lieu for isolation and treatment.

All17 patients – the latest confirmed among 288 cases so far – were among 297 Vietnamese citizens flown home from the UAE on flight VN0088 operated by national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on May 3.

Meanwhile, the only critically ill patient – a 43-year-old British pilot – has been relying totally on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) intervention for his life for the past several weeks. Experts have considered the possibility of carrying out a lung transplant as the optimal treatment for the British national – known as Patient 91 – but so far he is still not eligible for the transplant.

As of Monday morning, Vietnam has gone 25 straight days without any new COVID-19 cases detected in the community. The country’s tally remains at 288, including 148 imported cases who were quarantined upon arrival.

Among the remaining patients, 20 have showed negative test results for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, with 14 negative on twice or more occasions.

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