“Patient 1150”, 55 years old, from Dong Da district, re-positive for nCoV, was taken back to the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases. Three people in close contact with isolation at home.
The representative of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Hanoi on the afternoon of December 5 said that this person was once recorded as a “patient 1150”. At the end of October, he was isolated and treated at Long Dien District Medical Center in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.
On December 1, he was announced from Covid-19, discharged from hospital for home isolation in Hanoi. On 3/12, CDC Hanoi took samples to test by PCR, and the results were positive.
CDC Hanoi representative determined that daughter and taxi driver picked him home from the airport were two direct contact cases. They are currently on temporary home isolation and have no results. A close contact neighbor, was also on segregation at home. CDC Hanoi has sprayed and disinfected the area of his house and his neighbors.
This is the second case of re-positive in the country in the past week. The first case was a 32-year-old young man in Thai Binh who was a “patient 1138”, re-positive on November 26, then negative for nCoV on November 30.
Re-positive is the status of the virus remains in the body of a person who has been cured, when the test is positive. The re-positive cases have no clinical or healthy manifestations. Up to now, no cases of re-positive infection have been reported to infect other people.
However, the re-positive person is still considered as a new case, symptomatic treatment if any and enhancement, health monitoring, isolation and sampling.
Hanoi on December 5 also recorded a positive case of nCoV, which has not been recorded by the Ministry of Health, so it is considered a suspected case, a Libyan man, quarantined after entering the Diplomatic Corps in Bac Tu Liem district. . 9 people in close contact were isolated at the hospital, including wife and 4 children, 4 medical staff at Duc Giang General Hospital.
Hanoi has spent 109 days free from community infection.