A doctor in Hanoi was announced among Vietnam’s seven new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday evening, adding to a current tally of 134 patients in the country.
She is the second doctor and fourth frontline healthcare worker to be infected with the virus in Vietnam, according to reports by the Ministry of Health.
The remaining six patients are imported cases.
Patient No. 135 is a 27-year-old Vietnamese woman whose parents’ house is located in Le Chan District, Hai Phong City.
She left Copenhagen, Denmark on March 19 on seat 16A aboard flight PG947, which stopped over in Doha, Qatar and Bangkok, Thailand.
Her flight landed at Da Nang International Airport in the namesake city in central Vietnam on March 21.
She was then quaratined in a centralized camp and tested positive for COVID-19.
She is being treated in stable health in Da Nang.
Patient No. 136 is a 23-year-old local woman, whose registered address in Linh Dam, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi.
She is an overseas student arriving at Noi Bai International Airport in the Vietnamese capital on March 16 from the U.S. She self-isolated at home after entry.
On March 21, she had a fever. On March 22, she tested positive.
The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology confirmed her result in a second test on Tuesday.
She is being quarantined at the Dong Anh District branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
Patient No. 137 is a 36-year-old man in Nghe An Province, located in north-central Vietnam.
He returned from Germany and entered Vietnam via Noi Bai on March 15. He was taken to an isolation zone in Hanoi and his test came back positive.
He is quarantined in stable health at the Dong Anh District branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
Patient No. 138 is 23 years old from Lang Ha, Dong Da District, Hanoi.
He is an overseas Vietnamese student returning to Noi Bai on board flight VN0054 on March 21 from the UK.
The man was then taken to a quarantine camp in the capital for his sample to be taken.
His test returned positive at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology on Tuesday.
He is isolated in stable health at the Dong Anh District branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
Patient No. 139 is a 24-year-old in Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.
She is studying in the UK and is married to an infected person.
Her flight VN0054 touched down at Noi Bai on March 21.
The woman was diagnosed with COVID-19 after entry and is now in isolation at the Dong Anh District branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
Patient No. 140 is a 21-year-old Vietnamese student in the UK.
His registered address is in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. He arrived at Noi Bai aboard flight VN0054 on March 21.
He was subsequently confirmed as a COVID-19 patient and is in quarantine in stable health at the Dong Anh District branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
Patient No. 141 is a 29-year-old doctor in the emergency care ward of the Dong Anh District branch of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
She was infected when setting up a ventilator for patient No. 28.
She was exposed to the pathogen on the same day as another doctor in the same ward.
The health ministry on Monday confirmed her colleague, patient No. 116, had caught the virus.
On March 20, two nurses at Bach Mai Hospital in the capital were also confirmed to be infected.
Vietnam has announced 141 patients so far, with 17 having been discharged from the hospital by Friday last week.
No fatality has been reported as yet.
Vietnam has quarantined 44,955 infected patients’ close contacts and arrivals from epidemic-hammered regions as of the end of Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health’s latest statistics.
Health workers have tested 30,548 people to date, with 30,407 samples returning negative.