Number of COVID-19 infections remains at 271, two severe cases improving hinh anh 1A health worker tests samples to seek the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – There are still no new COVID-19 infections in the community as of 6pm on May 5, and the total number in Vietnam remains at 271 since the latest patient, an imported case, was recorded two days ago, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported.

Among the total cases, 131 are imported ones and were quarantined upon their arrival in Vietnam.

Two severe cases, No. 19 and 161, are showing improvements, the national steering committee’s treatment subcommittee said, noting that the 161st patient has finished the treatment for COVID-19 and been transferred to the Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital to receive more care to recover from the effects of stroke.

Also on May 5, 11 patients at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No. 2 in Hanoi were declared to have recovered from the disease.

So far, 232 patients have been discharged from hospitals, and the rest are under treatment at central and provincial-level healthcare establishments.

Of the 39 remainders, 12 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, and nine others negative at least twice.

There are 25,625 people kept in quarantine at present, including 246 at hospitals, 6,165 at other quarantine facilities, and 19,214 at home./.