HCMC – An eight-month-old girl in Binh Duong Province, whose mother is Vietnam’s 1,886th Covid-19 patient, tested positive for the coronavirus this morning, February 4.
Nguyen Hong Chuong, director of the provincial Health Department, said the baby is the fifth case linked to the 1,801st patient as her mother had close contact with the case. The baby had previously been quarantined, so she did not pose a risk of community transmission.
The baby remained a suspected case as the Health Ministry had yet to confirm her as a coronavirus patient.
All of the five cases linked to the 1,801st patient are residents of Ca Na Hamlet, An Binh Commune, Phu Giao District, in this southern province. This led to 388 local households with over 1,500 residents in the hamlet being put under lockdown starting from January 31.
In related news, at the Binh Duong General Hospital, patients under treatment at the Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, who had come into close contact with the 1,843rd coronavirus patient, and medical staff at the departments of Traumatology and Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery tested negative for the virus this morning. The lockdown imposed on the two departments was then lifted.
Up to now, 524 cases linked to the 1,843rd patient, who is studying at the Thu Dau Mot University, have tested negative.