Eight more COVID-19 patients given all-clear

Eight more COVID-19 patients have been given the all-clear, bringing the total number of cured patients to 241, the treatment sub-section under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on May 8 afternoon.

Among the newly recovered patients, one was treated at the Traditional Medicine-Function Rehabilitation Hospital of the south-central province of Binh Thuan, and seven at the second branch of the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.

Those patients will continue to be quarantined and have their health monitored in the next 14 days.

The Ministry of Health is considering a lung transplant for a British man infected with COVID-19 who is the 91st patient and also the most severe case in Vietnam at present.

Vietnam had recorded no new infections in community in COVID-19 for 22 consecutive days as of the afternoon of May 8.

There were 17 new imported cases on May 7, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 288, with zero fatalities./.