Vietnam’s total COVID-19 cases increase to 265 hinh anh 1Health workers take samples of residents in Ha Loi village for coronavirus test (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Three more Vietnamese people tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the nation’s total cases to 265 as of 6pm on April 13, according to the Ministry of Health.

Among the new cases, two live in Ha Loi village, Hanoi’s Me Linh district. There are now 12 people with coronavirus connected to the village.
The 263rd patient is a female, 45, living in Ha Loi village. She showed signs of fever, sore throat and cough on March 25. Her sample was taken for testing on April 11.

A 24-year-old girl in the same village is the 264th patient. Her sample was taken on April 11 as part of a large scale test carried out for local residents after a number of cases were discovered in the village.

The two patients are being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Disease No.2 in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district.

More than 11,000 residents have been locked down inside the village. More than 6,800 of them have tested for SARS-CoV-2 and are waiting for the results.

The 265th patient, 26, lives in the central province of Ha Tinh. He returned to Vietnam from Thailand on March 23 via the Cha Lo border gate in the neighbouring province of Quang Binh.

He was taken to a quarantine centre in Ha Tinh province right after returning to Vietnam. His sample tested positive for the virus on April 12. He is being treated at a local hospital in Ha Tinh.

According to the Sub-Committee of Treatment of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, one more COVID-19 patient recovered and was discharged from the Bac Lieu General Hospital on April 13, lifting the country’s total number of recoveries to 145.

The recovered is patient number 155, female, 21, Vietnamese nationality. She was admitted to the hospital on March 23./.