Over 60 percent of COVID-19 patients have mild clinical symptoms hinh anh 1Health workers tend to a COVID-19 patient in critical condition at the branch in Hanoi's Dong Anh district of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Over 60 percent of the COVID-19 patients still under treatment show mild clinical symptoms while 363 have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 from once to thrice, said the National Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

As of June 8 morning, Vietnam had recorded 9,027 infection cases, including 3,509 recoveries and 53 fatalities.

More than 5,400 patients are undergoing treatment at 106 healthcare establishments nationwide. The northern province of Bac Giang is taking care of the largest number of patients, over 3,100, the treatment sub-committee said.

It noted that more than 60 percent of the patients show mild clinical symptoms while 106 are forecast to get critical, including 82 in very critical condition and three with fatality prediction.

There are nine patients living on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines at present.

The treatment subcommittee said leading experts have frequently held telehealth consultations to give guidelines on the treatment of severe cases, helping save many whose condition was previously forecast to get worse.

Luong Ngoc Khue, Director of the Health Ministry’s Department of Medical Service Administration and deputy head of the treatment sub-committee, said healthcare establishments need to proactively seek advice on serious cases from experts via the telehealth system, and the ministry is always ready to send experts to help./.