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Vietnam records second Covid-19 community transmission in 100 days

A 61-year-old man in Da Nang was confirmed Vietnam's "patient 418" Sunday morning, the second case of Covid-19 community transmission since April 16.

The new patient, a resident of Thanh Binh Ward, Hai Chau District, took the national tally of active cases to 53.

He is being treated at the central city's Da Nang General Hospital, in severe condition, and needs ventilation support, the Health Ministry said.

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Samples for Covid-19 tests are collected by a medical worker in Vietnam.

It is unclear at the moment whether this patient is linked to "Patient 416," a 57-year-old man in Da Nang who is Vietnam's first case of community transmission in 100 days.

Da Nang is undertaking contact tracing and isolating potentially infected areas for quarantine purpose. The health ministry has established three special task forces to support the prevention and control of the Covid-19 outbreak in Da Nang.

"Patient 416" remains in critical condition and faces high death risk. He is on ventilators and connected with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine, which involves pumping blood out of the body and to a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide and sends oxygen-filled blood back.

This is the third Covid-19 patient in Vietnam relying on ECMO. The other two are "Patient 19", a 64-year-old Vietnamese woman, and "Patient 91," a British pilot, both discharged after treatment.

Vietnam has recorded 418 novel coronavirus cases as of Sunday morning, of these 365 have recovered. Of the 53 active cases, six people have tested negative for the first time and two have done so for the second time.

More than 11,000 people are under quarantine, of whom 220 are being quarantined in hospitals, over 10,000 in isolation camps and the remaining at home.

The health ministry on Saturday ordered all pharmacists to ask any customers buying flu, cough or fever medicines to leave behind their name, address and phone number. The information will later be submitted via a 24 hour hotline to local health officials.

Vietnam has organized more than 60 flights, bringing about 16,000 citizens abroad home since the Covid-10 outbreak. The government in early August will repatriate more than 200 Vietnamese citizens from Equatorial Guinea, of which 130 are Covid-19 patients.

The pandemic has killed 647,589 people globally.

No new Covid-19 cases reported in Vietnam on Sunday morning
No new Covid-19 cases reported in Vietnam on Sunday morning.
 
No new Covid-19 cases reported in Vietnam on Saturday morning
No new Covid-19 cases reported in Vietnam on Saturday morning.
 
No new Covid-19 cases in Vietnam on Wednesday morning
No new Covid-19 cases in Vietnam on Wednesday morning.
 
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Covid-19 figures in Vietnam on July 25 morning
Covid-19 figures in Vietnam on July 25 morning.
 

Source: VnExpress

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