American man receiving treatment discharged, four cured so far in the city

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
April 04, 2020, 13:28 [GMT+7]

An American man among the three cases being treated for the coronavirus in Da Nang have been discharged from hospital. He was discharged after thrice testing negative for the virus. The 41-year-old man who contracted the illness after he had travelled to India, Spain, Morocco, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands since 11 February, left the Da Nang General Hospital on Friday afternoon. 

The American patient receiving a normal health certificate from the Da Nang General Hospital
The American man was discharged from hospital having made a full recovery from the illness.

After arriving in Da Nang at 11.00am on 14 March on a SilkAir flight MI 632 from Singapore, the American man was placed in isolation at the Police Hospital No 199.

He tested positive for coronavirus on 15 March, and he was then sent to the Da Nang General Hospital for treatment. He has been discharged from hospital after a 18-day battle with Covid-19.

The American man is no longer contagious, according to doctors from the Da Nang General Hospital.

Local healthcare workers will put in place close monitoring of the American man during his 14-day self- quarantine period at his residence after discharge following the Ministry of Health's guidelines.

He waving goodbye to the hospital’s healthcare workers
The American man waving goodbye to the hospital’s healthcare workers

Thus far six people have been diagnosed with the disease in Da Nang. In all, four have been cured and discharged from hospital till date.

Currently, two people are still receiving treatment in the Da Nang General Hospital, and they are in stable condition. Among them is the city’s 5th patient, a female resident of the central province of Ha Tinh, has posted three negative tests for the virus, 24 hours apart. However, she is still being kept in the hospital for monitoring because she has been treated for over 10 days.

By PHAN CHUNG - Translated by MAI DUNG