Four new COVID-19 cases recorded on August 2 morning
The two imported patients numbered 587 and 588 arrived at Van Don Airport in the northern province of Quang Ninh from Russia on July 17 on VN5062 flight (previously there were 21 positive cases on this flight). They were isolated immediately after entry in Hoa Binh and sampled twice negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
However, the 3rd test result on August 1 of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology was positive for the virus. Currently both patients are in kept in quarantine to receive treatment at Hoa Binh General Hospital.
Patient 589 is a 42- year old man living in HCM City who traveled to Da Nang city. He was sampled for testing by the HCM City Center for Disease Control and his result came back positive for SARS-CoV-2. The patient is being isolated for treatment at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in HCM City.
Patient 590 is a 40 year-old man living in the central province of Quang Ngai who had close contact with patient 517 at Da Nang Hospital. The patient’s test result was reported positive for SARS-CoV-2 by the Nha Trang Pasteur Institute on August 1. He is placed in isolation to undergo treatment at health facility 2 Binh Son – Dung Quat, Quang Ngai.
By August 2 morning, Vietnam has recorded 590 COVID-19 cases, with the number of new cases relating to the outbreak in Da Nang since July 25 rising to 144, 373 having fully recovered from the virus.
According to the steering committee’s Treatment Sub-committee, as many as 200 positive patients are being treated at medical establishments nationwide, including 14 having tested negative for the virus once or at least twice.
The country has reported three COVID-19-related deaths so far.
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