HCMC – Twenty-one more coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital today, April 17, taking Vietnam’s total number of recovered cases to 198, making up 74% of the country’s infection tally, according to the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control.
The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi City declared 17 cases free of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, the local media reported.
Among the 17 cases, three are employees of Truong Sinh Company, which provided catering services for Bach Mai Hospital, one of the country’s largest coronavirus clusters.
The first journalist in the country infected with Covid-19, aged 43, who was confirmed as the 183rd case, was also released from hospital today.
The Nho Quan General Hospital in Ninh Binh Province also discharged one patient, a 30-year-old woman. She was sent to the hospital on April 2 and tested negative for the virus three times on April 10, 12 and 14.
The remaining three patients were allowed to leave field hospital No.1 in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh today as they had negative test results three times and are no longer presenting symptoms of cough, fever and shortness of breath.
The 21 cases will continue to self-isolate for another 14 days at home after being discharged from hospital.