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COVID-19 Update 17/08: Vietnam confirmed 964 cases, 24 deaths in total



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According to Worldometers, Covid-19 in VIetnam tally raise to 964 cases, including 484 active cases, 456 recovered and 24 deaths.

The newest cases was confirmed by The Ministry of Health on the morning of Aug 17:

“Patient 963” is a 30-year-old man in the northern province of Hai Duong.

On August 3 he ate dinner at a local restaurant where four employees were later diagnosed with Covid-19.

His samples were collected following contact tracing, and the infection was confirmed on Sunday.

"Patient 964" is a 49-year-old woman in Quang Nam Province, next door to epicenter Da Nang, who attended a wedding in the city on July 11 at a restaurant that was later linked to a number of Covid-19 cases.

She too tested positive on Sunday.

Besides, A 82-year-old woman infected with the novel coronavirus died on Sunday morning, taking Vietnam’s Covid-19 death toll to 24.

"Patient 575", a resident of Da Nang City’s Thanh Khe District, died of pneumonia caused by Covid-19, severe respiratory distress and septic shock, according to the Ministry of Health.

On July 9, she showed symptoms of dizziness and vomiting and was admitted to the Da Nang Hospital, now a Covid-19 hotpot. She was discharged on July 21.

However, a day later, she was hospitalized again in a critical condition. On July 29, she had their samples taken for Covid-19 testing. Two days later, the results came back positive and she was taken to Da Nang’s Hoa Vang field hospital for further treatment.

All of Vietnam’s 24 Covid-19 deaths have been of patients suffering from various chronic diseases, with renal failure being the most common. The youngest of the victims to date was 33 and the oldest, 87.

Globally, more than 773,032 people have died, 21,824,807 pandemic Covid-19 cases and 14,558,328 recovered.

Some symptoms of Covid-19 is likely flu so you have to do some tests as soon as you can. Otherwise, call your primary care provider and discuss symptoms before visiting a healthcare facility, or book online video doctors visit/telehealth consultations through mobile app Medihome or call healthline 19009204 in Vietnam.

Medihome is one of the best-known telehealth providers that allows patients to receive medical advice and instructions at home by providing them with a platform to connect with real doctors.

Users can make health-related inquiries, look up medications, and search for the nearest clinics and pharmacies at the comfort of their own home.

For patients who prefer to see their doctor in person, Dr.Binh Tele_Clinic is always open and continue to welcome patients for their appointments. The health care organization is closely monitoring COVID-19 and is following guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization, MOH of Vietnam in the care of patients.



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