COVID-19 Update (Aug.11): No new cases, 15th death confirmed
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No new cases is recorded in the morning of 11 August, 15th fatal case was confirmed in Vietnam by now. Da Nang Field Hospital is ready to start receiving and treating patients on August 12. Dong Ha city (Quang Tri province) starts implementing social distancing in 15 days.
No new cases recorded in the morning of 11 August
In the morning of August 11, the Ministry of Health did not record any new cases of COVID-19. 433 patients were being treated, of which 389 were confirmed positive. Thus, in the past 24 hours, Vietnam has recorded 6 new cases, of which 01 case in Quang Nam province, 04 cases in Da Nang city and 01 case of immigrant to Ho Chi Minh city who was immediately quarantined. Up to this point, Vietnam has 847 patients in total.
Number of new cases related to Da Nang city since July 25, 2020 are 389 cases. The total number of people in close contact with patients and coming back from the epidemic area put under medical monitoring (quarantine) are 182,267, of which 5,139 people are isolated in the hospitals; 28,408 people are isolated at other establishments, and 148,720 people are quarantined at their own home or accommodation.
As reported by the Sub-Committee for Treatment of The National Steering Committee for Disease Control and Prevention of COVID-19, in 10 August 2020, 04 patients were declared cured at Da Nang Lung Hospital including patient. Among these are 3 patients from Da Nang city and 1 patient from Quang Ngai province. Da Nang Lung Hospital will arrange transportation to take this patient home in Ba To district, Quang Ngai province, the rest in Da Nang city will also be assisted car arrangement.
Till now, 399 out of 847 cases of COVID-19 have been declared cured in Vietnam, accounting for 47.1% of the total number of COVID-19 cases detected in the country. Particularly for foreign patients, up to now, 50 cases have been cured by Vietnam.
15th death relating to COVID-19 confirmed
The Ministry of Health announced on the evening of 10 August that patient number 522 died. This information was confirmed by Deputy Minister of Health, Mr. Nguyen Truong Son, Head of the Standing Division of Special Anti-epidemic COVID-19 of the Ministry of Health in Da Nang city, This is the 15th death relating to COVID-19 since the pandemic happened and reemerged in Vietnam.
The 15th fatal case is male, 68 years old staying in Quang Nam province. The patient has been recorded of chronic renal failure, lung metastatic, kidney cancer, type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diagnosis of death was severe COVID-19 pneumonia, complications of severe respiratory failure, pulmonary artery occlusion, kidney cancer, bladder and lung metastases, chronic renal failure, type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Source: Vietnam Times