Two recovered patients in Quang Nam test positive for SARS-CoV-2 hinh anh 1A board wrote "Quarantine Site" (Illustrative photo: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) - The Health Department of the central province of Quang Nam reported on September 14 that two recovered COVID-19 patients had recently tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus during self-quarantine after treatment.

They are Patients 549 and 550, both female and residing at Bao Thang Pagoda in Hoi An city’s Son Phong ward. They tested positive for the first time on August 1.

Patient 549, 55 years old, was discharged from the Quang Nam General Hospital on August 18 for 14 days of self-quarantine at the pagoda. She tested negative twice, on August 25 and 31. Her third test on September 13 was positive.

Patient 550, 75 years old, was treated at the Hue Central Hospital in neighbouring Thua Thien-Hue province and was released on August 27 for self-quarantine at Bao Thang Pagoda. She tested negative on September 3 and positive twice, on September 11 and 13.

Both women did not leave their residence or interact with anyone during quarantine. They are now quarantined at the Quang Nam General Hospital, with all people living at the pagoda being tested. The pagoda closed on August 1, so no related community transmissions have been recorded./.