As of February 17, there had been 16 cases of the COVID-19 infection in Vietnam, of which seven patients had been successfully cured and discharged from hospital, according to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
That leaves a further nine patients who remain in quarantine and are currently being treated in health facilities ranging from local districts to central levels.
Of the group, six patients have made a full recovery from the disease, with their test results coming back negative for the Covid-19 on two separate occasions.
The group includes two patients who are being treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh district, in addition to four patients at the Binh Xuyen District Health Center in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.
All six of the patients are expected to receive a discharge on February 18, increasing the total number of people who have been cured of the COVID-19 in Vietnam to 13 out of a total of 16 cases.
The remaining three patients includes a three-month-old child that is receiving treatment at the National Hospital of Pediatrics with the first test result coming back negative for the COVID-19 on February 14.
The second test is scheduled to be conducted on February 18, with the child to be discharged from hospital if the tests results come back negative. In addition to this, the baby's mother has also tested negative for the COVID-19.
The second patient is a Vietnamese American who is currently being treated at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, with the test results coming back negative three times. However, due to suffering from another disease the patient will remain receiving treatment at the hospital.
The final patient was confirmed to have been infected by the COVID-19 on February 13 and is being treated in Binh Xuyen district whilst awaiting test results.
All of the patients remain in a stable condition at hospitals where they will continue to be strictly monitored and will be discharged as soon as their test results come back negative for the COVID-19 on two separate occasions.
Since February 13, there have been no new COVID-19 cases detected in the country.