Ministry of Health confirms six new COVID-19 cases, total reaches 233

Update: 10:25 | 03/04/2020
The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology reported six new SARS-CoV-2 positive cases during the night of April 2, which raised the total number of COVID-19 patients in the country to 233 as of 6am on April 3.
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Doctors provide treatment for a COVID-19 patient. (Photo: VNA)

Among the six, patient 231 is a staff member of Truong Sinh company which provides catering services for Bach Mai hospital in Ha Noi. More than 20 positive cases have been recorded among the company’s staff over the past few days. The 57-year-old woman is hospitalized at Ha Nam provincial hospital.

Five other cases, numbered 228, 229, 230, 232 and 233, are people returning from abroad.

Patients 228, 229 and 230 are receiving treatment in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

Patients 232 and 233 are hospitalized at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, second branch in Ha Noi.

Earlier, the Ministry of Health announced the COVID-19 patients numbered 223 to 227.

Patient 223 is a 29-year old woman from Hai Hau District of Nam Dinh Province.

She took care of her relative in Ha Noi’s Bach Mai Hospital from March 11-24 and was in contact with employees of Truong Sinh Company which provides food and logistics services to the hospital.

On March 26, she got a fever and cough and was taken to the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases where she was tested positive for the virus.

Patient 224 is a 39-year old Brazilian man living in District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City. He lived in the same room with patient 158.

Patient 225 is a 35-year old man from An Duong District of the northern port city of Hai Phong.

He has been working in Moscow, Russia for the past 10 years and returned to Vietnam on March 25 on flight SU290.

He was taken to a centralized quarantine camp in Ha Noi’s Thach That District upon his arrival.

Patient 226 is a 22-year old man who was on the same flight with patient 212.

Patient 227 is a 31-year old man who had been in close contact with his mother (patient 209) in Vietnam.

By late April 2, a total of 75 COVID-19 patients were declared to have recovered. Most of the remaining cases are in a stable health condition. Three patients are in serious conditions, all at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases, second branch. Nearly 73,000 people are under quarantine or health monitoring, either at hospitals, designated facilities or at home.
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(Source: VNA)