More COVID-19 patients recover, including 10-year-old girl

Monday, 2020-08-24 15:26:44
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Six coronavirus patients, including a 10-year-old girl, were declared as recovered at the Hanoi-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on August 24, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the hospital)
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NDO – More COVID-19 patients, including a 10-year-old girl from Lang Son Province, were given the all-clear in Hanoi and Da Nang on August 24.

>>> Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases on August 24 morning

In the capital city of Hanoi, the Lang Son girl and five other patients were discharged from the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases following their full recovery.

Known as Patients no. 536, 537, 544, 673, 677 and 785, the group includes a trio repatriated from Equatorial Guinea last month, while the remainder are all related to the outbreak in Da Nang, the epicentre for new COVID-19 infection wave in Vietnam.

All the patients will be sent to their hometown for continued health isolation and medical monitor at home in the next 14 days.

Meanwhile, in the central coastal city of Da Nang, the Da Nang Lung Hospital released four other patients (no. 582, 807, 915 and 922), who all reside in the city.

Among them, Patient no. 582 was declared as recovered from the coronavirus on August 16, but continued undergoing treatment for other co-morbidities at the hospital. The 55-year-old-man was in critical condition as of his severe underlying diseases of hypertension and heart failure, combined with COVID-19.

Doctors had to use extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and plasma therapy to treat him and thanks to treatment at the hospital, he has recovered without sequelae.

Patient 582 on the day he was announced as free from COVID-19 at the Da Nang Lung Hospital on August 16, 2020. (Photo broadcast by VNA)

Doctor Tran Thanh Linh from the Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital, who directly provided treatment for Patient 582, shared that the Da Nang man has recovered to over 90% and without any sequelae, providing encouragement for the whole medical staff at the hospital in treating other critically ill patients.

According to Linh, the COVID-19 outbreak in Da Nang has been basically put under control and there will be more coronavirus patients discharged from hospital compared to those hospitalised over the next few days, thereby reducing the pressure on the local health sector and frontline doctors.

To date, the lung hospital has announced 25 recoveries from COVID-19, while providing treatment for the remaining 78 patients, of which 18 have tested negative from 1-4 times.

According to the Da Nang Department of Health, the number of COVID-19 patients to have recovered in the city has reached over 100 cases so far. From July 24, 187,712 local people have been sampled for COVID-19 testing. Notably, out of 227 infections being treated in Da Nang medical facilities, there are 155 cases with no clinical manifestations, while 34 others have shown only mild symptoms.

Vietnam’s total COVID-19 cases remained at 1,016 as of 3 pm on August 24. Of the national tally, 674 cases were locally transmitted, with 534 recorded since July 25.

There have been 27 fatalities so far, while 574 patients have recovered.