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The total number of confirmed cases remains unchanged at 327, of which 278 cases have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital, accounting for 85%.
Of the total confirmed, as many as 187 cases have entered from epidemic hit countries and they have all been quarantined as soon as they landed in Vietnam.
Forty-nine active cases are now receiving treatment at 9 centrally- and locally-run health facilities, with nearly 20 patients having twice tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.
Currently, nearly 9,000 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients and entered from overseas are being quarantined for medical observation.
At a meeting in Hanoi on May 28, the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control asked localities to closely monitor international crew members, foreign specialists and Vietnamese citizens entering Vietnam from epidemic hit countries due to a rather high risk of virus infection from overseas
The committee assigned the Ministry of Health to dispatch a taskforce to hotels designed to quarantine international crew members to deal with any violations.
Meanwhile, the British patient, known as patient 91, is recovering slightly, but remains on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a life support machine.
Leading specialists are scheduled to hold a consultation on May 29 to decide on the next treatment for the 43-year-old man whose lungs are severely damaged.