The Vietnamese Ministry of Health announced four new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Thursday morning, with the country’s tally now totaling 222.
Among the new patients, one is linked to Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi while the other three are imported cases who previously returned to Vietnam from foreign countries and had been quarantined since their arrival.
Patient No. 219 is a 59-year-old woman from the northern province of Hung Yen.
She visited the neurology ward at Bach Mai Hospital to take care of a sick relative on March 16 and stayed in the same room as patient No. 133.
After reading the news about patient No. 133, she went to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi for quarantine and testing on March 25. She is now being treated at the infirmary.
Bach Mai, the largest general hospital in Vietnam, is the biggest cluster in Hanoi, as 39 cases have now been linked to it.
Patient No. 220, a 20-year-old Vietnamese man, returned to Vietnam from France on March 17 and was sent to a quarantine camp in Thach That District, Hanoi after his arrival.
He developed a fever and coughing on March 22 and was admitted to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District, a suburban district of the capital.
Patient No. 221 is a 24-year-old Vietnamese woman who studies in Canada.
She landed in Vietnam on March 24 on a flight from Canada with transit time in Taiwan. She was quarantined at a military base in the northern province of Vinh Phuc.
The patient is now being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District.
Patient No. 222 is a 28-year-old Hanoi woman who lives and works in the United States.
Upon her return to Vietnam on March 20, she was taken to a quarantine camp and eventually tested positive for COVID-19.
She is now being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District.
The novel coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, has infected over 935,000 people and killed more than 47,100 globally as of Thursday morning, according to Ministry of Health statistics.
Vietnam has announced 222 COVID-19 patients so far, with 64 having recovered.
Fifty-four of the active COVID-19 cases have tested negative for the virus at least once since receiving treatment.
No fatality related to the disease has been reported in the country to date.