Da Nang outbreak adds two more Covid-19 cases, Vietnam has recorded 672 cases
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Two men visiting the Da Nang Hospital recently have been diagnosed with Covid-19, putting Vietnam’s active cases at 286 on Wednesday morning.
The new patients reside in Quang Nam Province that borders Da Nang, both having had contact with previous infected cases.
"Patient671," 33, has received treatment at the Neurosurgery Department of Da Nang Hospital while "Patient 672," 37, took care of a family member at the hospital.
Quang Nam has reported 46 cases in the past 11 days since the Covid-19 community transmission reemerged in Vietnam, all linked to hospitals in Da Nang.
The epicenter Da Nang has recorded 158 cases. The locally transmitted cases have also spread to Hanoi, HCMC and five other provinces of Dak Lak, Quang Ngai, Dong Nai, Thai Binh and Ha Nam.
Since last Friday, eight Covid-19 patients have died, including two on Tuesday, after contracting the new coronavirus at hospitals in Da Nang. They are aged between 53 and 86, and have suffered from chronic diseases for years.
With the latest update on Wednesday morning, Vietnam has recorded 672 Covid-19 cases , including 286 active patients after 378 have recovered.
Of the Covid-19 patients still in hospitals, 11 are in critical conditions with very high risk of death.
Seven of them are being put on ventilators and treated in the intensive care unit while four must rely on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), which pumps blood out of the body and to a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide and sends oxygen-filled blood back.
Almost 703,000 have died of Covid-19 worldwide.
If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 , 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.