62 psychiatric hospital patients test positive for COVID-19

VOV.VN - Experts have been examining the source of COVID-19 infection at the centrally-run psychiatric hospital in Dong Nai’s Bien Hoa city after 62 patients there were infected with the virus.

The Dong Nai Department of Health reported that 62 out of 99 patients of a male patients’ department in the hospital have been exposed to the virus through quick tests.

All the positive cases have been transferred to an isolation area for medical surveillance and RT-PCR tests.

The hospital has also tested all of its staff as well as 601 patients and found no more new positive cases.

To make sure, all of the hospital’s staff and patients will undergo RT-PCR tests, said a leader of the hospital.

The source of infection is yet to be known.

Dong Nai is one of the coronavirus hotspots in southern Vietnam. On August 21 alone, the province recorded 959 new infections, according to the provincial Centre for Disease Control.

The province has so far documented 17,832 cases since the virus resurged in Vietnam nearly four months ago.