Eight more COVID-19 patients given all-clear, total recoveries at 249 hinh anh 1Eight COVID-19 patients, all Vietnamese, are discharged from the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on May 11. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Eight COVID-19 patients, all Vietnamese, have recovered and were discharged from the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi on May 11, putting the total recoveries at 249.

They include four patients from the pandemic hotspot in Ha Loi commune, Me Linh district on the outskirts of Hanoi, two from Thai Nguyen province, one from Hung Yen province and the last from Bac Giang province.

They all had two tests last week and both came back negative for SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. The patients are in stable condition with no fever, no cough and no shortness of breath.

All of them will continue to be quarantined and monitored for the next 14 days.

No new COVID-19 case was reported in Vietnam as of May 11 morning, marking 25 straight days without community transmission in the country, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country’s tally remains at 288, including 148 imported cases who had been quarantined upon arrival, and 140 infected within the community.

The British pilot, known as Patient No. 91 who is being treated at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, is still in critical condition.

Doctors from top hospitals in Vietnam held a telemedicine conference on May 10 to discuss a lung transplant for the patient. They proposed moving him to Cho Ray Hospital for intensive care and lung transplant consideration.

As many as 25,361 people are under health monitoring or quarantine, of whom 373 stay at hospitals, 11,181 at other quarantine establishments and 13,807 at home and accommodations./.