9:37 13/08/2020

Two people having contact with infected cases and a woman repatriated from Saudi Arabia put Vietnam’s active Covid-19 cases at 457 by Thursday morning.

“Patient 881,” 40, is the Saudi Arabian returnee.

She landed in southern Can Tho City on August 9 and was sent to quarantine right after entry. Her test arrived as positive two days later.

“Patient 882” is a 51-year-old man registered in Go Vap District of Ho Chi Minh City and currently lives in central Quang Nam Province, which borders the epicenter Da Nang.

On July 28, he took care of his mother at a general hospital in Quang Nam. The mother later became “patient 524,” a 86-year-old that had died of Covid-19 along with a series of other conditions which are septic shock, acute respiratory failure, and multiple organ failure.

He also had contact with a woman later diagnosed with Covid-19. Via contact tracing, he was isolated and tested. The result came back as positive on Wednesday.

“Patient 883” is a 83-year-old woman in Quang Nam. She is mother of a woman that has been confirmed to have Covid-19. On July 9, she came to stay at the Da Nang Hospital for treatment and returned home on July 9. Her tests arrived as positive on Wednesday.

With the latest three cases, Vietnam’s Covid-19 count now stays at 883, including 457 active cases and 409 recoveries.

So far, 17 Covid-19 patients have died, the youngest one aged 33 and the oldest 86. All fatalities have been suffered chronic diseases for years before contracting the new coronavirus.

The global fatalities have climbed to more than 751,400.


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