Five more COVID-19 infection cases reported, total increases to 44

Update: 09:39 | 13/03/2020
The Ministry of Health has confirmed five more COVID-19 infection cases, raising the total to 44, of whom 16 had been cleared of the virus. 
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five more covid 19 infection cases reported total increases to 44 Number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam reaches 39
five more covid 19 infection cases reported total increases to 44 Three more COVID-19 patients confirmed, total rises to 38
five more covid 19 infection cases reported total increases to 44
The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. (Photo: Med Scape)

The latest patients, all living in Phan Thiet city of the central coastal province of Binh Thuan, had been in close contact with a Vietnamese woman, aged 51, previously tested positive for the virus.

The new patients are: a 2-year old baby, a 59-year old man, a 28-year old man, a 47-year old woman, and a 13-year old child.

The 51- year old woman, also native of Binh Thuan province, was confirmed the 34th infection case in Vietnam on March 10.

She flew from Vietnam to New York, the US after transiting in South Korea’s Incheon airport on February 22 and returned to Vietnam on March 2.

Here is a list of current 28 patients:

1. Nguyen Hong Nhung, 26-year old woman from Ha Noi, returning home from the UK on March 2 (17th patient);

2. A 27-year old man, native of Thai Binh, returning home from South Korea on March 4;

3. Two patients have been in close contact with Nhung;

4. A 61-year old man who was on the same flight VN005 with Nhung;

5. Eleven foreign nationals, including 10 British citizens and one from Ireland;

6. A 24-year old woman who met Nhung on February 27 in London, the UK;

7. A 51-year old woman returning home from the US on March 2 (34th patient);

8. A 29-year old woman has been in direct contact with two British patients (35th patient);

9. A 64-year old woman (reported to have been in close contact with 35th patient);

10. A 37-year old woman (reported to have been in close contact with 35th patient);

11. A 28-year old man (reported to have been in close contact with 35th patient);

12. A 25-year old tour guide (reported to have been in close contact with foreign COVID-19 patient in Quang Ninh province);

13. A 2-year old baby;

14. A 59-year old man;

15. A 28-year old man;

16. A 47-year old woman;

17. A 13-year old child.

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(Source: VGP)