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Vietnam’s coronavirus cases hit 251

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health has just confirmed two more cases of coronavirus, including one having close contact with the 243rd patient in Hanoi City’s Me Linh District, taking the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 251 as of this morning, April 8.

The 250th patient, a 50-year-old woman, is a neighbor of the 234rd case. The Hanoi resident developed symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on April 2.

The test results of the patient’s sample taken on April 5 came back positive for the virus on April 7. She is under treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Dong Anh District.

The 251st case, whose source of the infection remains unknown, is being treated at Ha Nam General Hospital, the local media reported.

The 64-year-old male sufferer has been being treated at the Department of Gastroenterology at the hospital since March 20.

During his treatment, his son and daughter-in-law have traveled from Hanoi City to Ha Nam Province to visit him.

After the patient tested positive for the virus on April 7, the competent agencies have been investigating the source of the infection.

Over 30 doctors and nurses in close contact with the 251st case are now under quarantine.

Vietnam had reported 251 cases of coronavirus in 26 cities and provinces as of this morning, April 8, with the number of recovered patients reaching 122.

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