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Fifteen more COVID-19 patients recover

by NDO01 September 2020 Last updated at 17:03 PM

COVID-19 patients given their discharge certificates following their full recovery at the Quang Nam Central General Hospital on September 1, 2020. (Photo: NDO)
COVID-19 patients given their discharge certificates following their full recovery at the Quang Nam Central General Hospital on September 1, 2020. (Photo: NDO)

VTV.vn - More COVID-19 patients were given the all-clear on Tuesday (Sep 1) following their full recovery, including a patient who had suffered lung damage of up to 70%.

This morning, Quang Nam Central General Hospital in the central province of Quang Nam discharged five patients after multiple consecutive negative tests for SARS-CoV-2 – the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

All five patients are locals, including a nine-year-old child from Ha Lam Town, Thang Binh District.

Also in the morning, two patients with COVID-19 were announced as recovered and discharged from Quang Nam Regional General Hospital.

Deputy Director of the Quang Nam Provincial Department of Health Mai Van Muoi said that after being discharged from the hospital, these seven will continue to practice self-isolation at their homes for the next 14 days under the supervision of local medical staff and in accordance with set regulations.

According to the Quang Nam Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 22 local COVID-19 patients were discharged earlier.

In Hanoi, the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases announced the recovery of three COVID-19 patients this afternoon, including a male patient from Hanoi who had earlier suffered from severe lung damage of up to 70% of capacity.

The 63-year-old man, known as Patient no. 812, from Phu Dien Ward, Bac Tu Liem District, was hospitalised on August 8. His health condition deteriorated rapidly as he had severe lung damage and needed ventilation support. However, after only one week of intensive treatment, the patient gradually recovered.

The man was discharged this afternoon along with two others from the provinces of Lang Son and Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

The Hanoi-based hospital is providing treatment to 21 COVID-19 patients, two among them are suffering from serious lung damage, including Patient 793, who is infected with multidrug-resistant bacteria and has to rely on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) life support. The remaining patient, known as Patient 867 is showing no abnormal signs, but is still positive for COVID-19.

In Da Nang, the Da Nang Lung Hospital on the same day announced the recovery of five COVID-19 patients, including three from the city and two others from the neighbouring province of Quang Nam.

Currently, the hospital is monitoring and treating 60 patients infected with the coronavirus, including the first patient detected in the city, whose illness marked the start of the second wave of COVID-19 infection in Vietnam late July.

However, according to doctor Le Thanh Phuc, Director of Da Nang Lung Hospital, the 57-year-old man, known as Patient no. 416, has had four negative test results for SARS-CoV-2, meaning that he is free from the coronavirus but still in a critical condition as he has to rely totally on ECMO due to fibrosis and solidification on both lungs.

The 57-year-old patient tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on July 23 with idiopathic hypertension and has been relying on ECMO since July 24.

The total number of COVID-19 infections in Vietnam has reached 1,044 cases with 34 deaths.

Of the total, 690 were locally transmitted cases, with 550 linked to the outbreak in Da Nang since July 25 when the second wave of COVID-19 emerged from the central city.

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