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14/04/2020 - 14:07

No new COVID-19 cases reported on April 14 morning

The Health Ministry announced on April 14 morning that no new cases of coronavirus had been detected overnight, with the total number of infections nationwide remaining at 265.

Measuring body temperature in Nam Dinh province (Source: VNA)

Measuring body temperature in Nam Dinh province (Source: VNA)

To date, 146 patients, or 55 percent, have been given the all-clear.

The latest patient to leave the hospital is a 74-year-old man from the UK who came to Vietnam with his wife last month. She also tested positive for the virus.

On March 27 while being treated at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, he suffered severe respiratory failure and was sent to the intensive care unit where he was put on a ventilator.

Doctors fought for a week as the man’s health deteriorated rapidly. By April 5, he started to respond to treatment and began breathing without oxygen therapy.

Both further tests for the virus taken on April 8 and 10 produced negative results.

The couple left Vietnam for the UK early on April 14 on a flight arranged by the British Government exclusively for British citizens.

Among the 265 COVID-19 cases, 160 returned from abroad, making up 60.4 percent of the total, and 105 got the virus in the community or 39.6 percent.

The total number of people who came or returned to Vietnam from pandemic-affected countries and territories and have been quarantined is 75,291. Of these, 713 are quarantined in hospitals, 15,564 are in quarantine centers and 59,014 at their homes./.