Each of the patients had been discharged after testing negative for the virus at least twice, said Dr Pham Ngoc Thach, director of the Central Hospital of Tropical Diseases, adding that each case remains in a stable health condition and meets the criteria to be released.
Despite this, Dr Thach added that each of the patients would remain in quarantine to be observed by the local Centres of Diseases Control for a further 14-day period in line with regulations.
|A total of 27 coronavirus patients were discharged from the Central Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on March 30 (Photo:VNE)
The Central Hospital of Tropical Diseases based in Hanoi has currently treated 80 COVID-19 cases, including 14 foreigners, the largest figure of any health centre nationally.
Among the patients released on March 30 was Nguyen Hong Nhung who had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus on March 6. Indeed, it was the diagnoses of this patient that marked the end of a 21-day period during which the country recorded no new cases of the infection.
With 25 patients already being previously discharged from medical facilities, a total of 55 COVID-19 cases have so far been cured and released from hospital as of March 30. Moreover, dozens of other patients have also tested negative for the virus and are now in the process of waiting for decisions on when they too can be released.
Meanwhile, three patients who became seriously ill after contracting the COVID-19 have seen their health improve significantly in recent days after enduring a period of deterioration. At present, one of the cases is now able to breath without the aid of a respirator, whilst another British patient is expected to follow in the coming days. In addition, the final patient is forecast to stop their over-reliance on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy shortly.