Of the 349 cases confirmed in the nation so far, 209 entered the nation from abroad and quarantined upon arrival, posing no risk of spreading the virus to the community.
According to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, a one-year-old male Vietnamese patient (patient 328) was released from the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hai Duong province.
One day earlier, a-22-year-old Vietnamese patient known as patient 329 was also discharged from Cu Chi field hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. The two latest cases of recovery will continue to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period for health observation.
Meanwhile, at a national meeting on the health status of a British pilot patient (patient 91), Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son affirmed that his health has proved to have enough conditions for discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU) of Cho Ray Hospital. His renal, cardiac, and hepatic functions have returned to normal while the latest CT scan indicates that his lung capacity has remarkably recovered.
Doctors are due to have a joint consultation this week to report to the National Steering Committee and the Board of Directors about the coming discharge for this patient.
As many as 7,157 people having close contact with confirmed coronavirus patients and returning from pandemic-hit areas are under medical monitoring or quarantine at hospitals, medical facilities and at home.
Up to 329 patients or 94.3 % of the total cases have given the all-clear, and there is no fatality reported to date.
Among the 20 positive patients in treatment, 5 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus once or at least twice.