|The British patient, the most critical case in Vietnam, is recovering considerably
The country has been guaranteeing its initial success in combating the novel coronavirus with no fresh locally transmitted coronavirus infections for the past 49 straight days.
As of 6am on June 4, a total of 328 people have been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Of the total, 188 cases were detected after they returned from epidemic hit countries.
A further four COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospital on June 3, taking to 302 the total number of recovered patients or 92.1% of the confirmed cases.
The remaining 26 cases are receiving treatment at health facilities, with most of them in stable health condition. Notably, half of the cases have tested negative at least once.
The number of quarantined people who had close contact and returned from epidemic-hit countries declined to 6,641.
The critically ill British patient, known as patient 91 in Vietnam, continued to show signs of recovering. However, doctors are closely monitored his health status after he was disconnected from the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) intervention, a life support therapy.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus has attacked 30 provinces and cities in Vietnam. Hanoi topped the list of most affected localities with 138 cases, followed by Ho Chi Minh City (58), Thai Binh (30) and Bac Lieu (20).
Elsewhere, more than 6.5 million people worldwide have been infected with the virus and nearly 390,000 people have died of the virus. Vietnam has reported no deaths so far.