Vietnam’s battle against the Covid-19 pandemic continues with Sunday’s news that there are 11 new Covid-19 cases and an additional death. Sine January, Vietnam Ministry of Health (MoH) officials have identified 962 people who have been infected with the coronavirus and announced a total of 456 recoveries.
Including people who have been infected through the Da Nang outbreak and those who have returned to the country, 482 people are listed as “active” cases, while 24 people have died since the latest outbreak began in July.
MoH officials confirmed 11 new infections Sunday evening, including eight people in Da Nang, one person in Hanoi and two women who had returned from Japan and who were quarantined upon arrival.
The latest death was an 82-year-old woman who had been sick in early July and taken to hospital in Da Nang on July 9th. She was discharged on July 21st but readmitted to the hospital the next day. She tested positive for the coronavirus on July 31st and since that time, doctors had tried to stabilize her, but due to her underlying medical conditions she died on Sunday morning.
Also on Sunday, MoH officials announced that nine patients in Da Nang, including a 55-year-old man, who was in critical condition and put on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) machine, have been declared free of coronavirus.