On the afternoon of December 19, the Ministry of Health recorded a positive nCoV woman, a Turkish who entered quarantine right in Hanoi. Total cases increased to 1,411.
“Patient 1411”, 40 years old, on December 17, from Turkey entered Noi Bai airport on flight TK6570. Sampling on December 18, the test results at Medlatec General Hospital were positive for nCoV, the patient was treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases 2.
Today 3 people were announced cured, bringing the total to 1,269. The death toll from Covid-19 was 35, with four deaths after three to four negative tests.
The rest of the patients were in stable health, in which 10 people tested negative for nCoV once, 6 were negative for the second time and 4 were negative for the third time. The total number of people in close contact and entry from the epidemic zone is more than 16,000. In which, isolation concentrated in the hospital more than 200; more than 15,000 concentrated isolation, remaining at home or accommodation.
Vietnam appears to have community infections in Ho Chi Minh City after 89 days of no community infection. The outbreak is basically under control, no new cases have been recorded for 18 days. However, the risk of epidemic infiltration is always permanent, especially when increasing the number of flights bringing Vietnamese citizens and water experts. The Ministry of Health recommends that people continue to well implement the “5K Message”, especially wearing a mask and washing their hands with soap and antiseptic solution.
The world records more than 1.6 million deaths from COV in more than 76 million infected people. The US is the country most severely affected by the epidemic, followed by India and Brazil.