Among the three novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases reported in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam on Tuesday morning, one was the fourth member of a family to become infected and one had contact with a medical worker previously diagnosed with the disease.
Patient No. 982 is a 90-year-old man with a permanent address in Dien Ban Town, Quang Nam Province.
From July 17 to 20, he visited a private nurse for wound treatment. The nurse was later identified as patient No. 520 on July 31.
After the visit, he performed self-treatment at home and only came into close contact with his family members from July 20 to 30.
He first tested negative for the coronavirus on August 2 while being quarantined at a centralized center where his roommate, patient No. 721, tested positive four days later.
On August 13, he retested positive for the virus. He is now in stable health with no coughing or fever.
Patient No. 981 is a 31-year-old woman working for Bikini Bottom restaurant in Hoi An City, Quang Nam.
During her days off from July 13 to 16, she was hospitalized for a hand surgery treatment at Room 303 of the neurology department at Da Nang Hospital.
From July 17 to 25, this patient stayed at home and only came in direct contact with her family members and relatives after being discharged from the hospital.
On July 26, she came to have the suture removed at Hoi An General Hospital, where she was in close contact with a medical worker whose identity remains unknown.
Before being tested for COVID-19 and hospitalized at Quang Nam Central General Hospital on August 14, she had visited a local eatery between July 25 and 27 and a medical center for health declaration on August 1.
Patient No. 983 is a 15-year-old girl in Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam.
Three of her family members, including her parents and grandmother, had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19.
She had helped her father run a local vegetable stall at Hoa Xuan Market in Cam Le District in neighboring Da Nang City.
On July 12, she and her father visited her sick grandmother at Da Nang Hospital.
Before self-isolating at home, she had visited her mother’s workplace between July 13 and 19 where she came into contact with many people.
On August 7, she was transferred to the quarantine area of the district health center and tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally stood at 983, with 472 full recoveries and 25 deaths as of Tuesday morning.
The country has registered 505 local infections since July 25, when Da Nang detected the first locally-transmitted case after 99 days with no community transmission in Vietnam.