May 30, 2020 / 23:52

May 30: Newest Covid-19 patient in Vietnam is 1-year-old child

The Hanoitimes - The latest Covid-19 patient is a Vietnamese child repatriated from Russia.

Vietnam reported one more coronavirus case on May 30, taking the tally to 328, statistics by the Ministry of Health showed.

 Since April 16, all new infections in Vietnam are imported. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

Patient No.328 is a one-year-old boy who came from Russia on a repatriation flight on May 13. So far, 34 people on that flight have been confirmed positive with the virus, including two attendants of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

On May 30, no patients were announced to recover, keeping the number of recovered cases at 279, accounting for 85% of the total infections.

Currently, the number of people under quarantine is 7,870, including 69 at hospitals.

As of May 30, Vietnam has undergone 44 days with no local transmission.

 Vietnam's new infections (red) and convalescents (green) from May 13 to May 30. Source: Ministry of Health

Regarding the situation of Patient No.91, a British man who works as pilot for Vietnam Airlines, local doctors said he has awoken from a coma and is showing signs of improvement, yet his long-term outlook remains ominous, local media reported, citing Cho Ray Hospital that treats the patient.

The man, 43, is now capable of basic communication after doctors reduced his levels of sedative medication.

Tran Thanh Linh, deputy head of Ho Chi Minh City-based Cho Ray Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, told local media the man was able to perform simple gestures such as moving fingers and toes, yet breathing issues, organ damage and limb weaknesses remain.