• Eight Covid-19 patients recorded in Vietnam on Friday morning, all are imported.
  • With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 2,824.
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An Indian man, a Portuguese woman, and six Vietnamese people who recently landed in Vietnam from abroad have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, raising the total number of patients in the country to 2,824, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday morning.

According to the ministry’s report, the six Vietnamese patients include two men and four women aged between 30-69. They recently returned from Japan, Ukraine, and the UAE Ho Chi Minh City and Nam Dinh Province. All of them were sent to local quarantine areas upon arrival and are now being treated at hospitals in Hanoi and HCM City.

The Indian man, 34, and the Portuguese woman, 31, recently landed in HCM City and have been sent to local quarantine areas upon arrival. They are now being treated at the Cu Chi Field Hospital for Covid-19 patients.

With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 2,824.

As of 6 pm on April 22, a total of 2,490 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital. There have been 35 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.

At present, over 39,000 people who had close contact with Covid-19 patients or returned from virus-hit areas are being monitored at hospitals, quarantine facilities, and at home, according to DTI News.

Thailand reports daily record of over 2,000 COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

Thailand reported 2,070 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic started, as the country struggles with a third wave of infections, the most severe it has faced up to now.

Four new deaths were also reported, the health ministry said. The new cases took the total number of infections to 50,183, while 121 deaths have been recorded.

Thailand has managed to keep its caseload far lower than many other countries but the new outbreak, which include the highly-transmissible B.1.1.7 variant, has caused more than 20,000 domestic infections with 27 fatalities in just 23 days.

The outbreak began in the capital Bangkok and has spread across the country, reported the Reuters.

Indian coronavirus cases surge as health system staggers

India reported the world’s highest daily tally of coronavirus cases for a second day on Friday, surpassing 330,000 new cases, as it struggles with a health system overwhelmed by patients and plagued by accidents.

Deaths in the past 24 hours also jumped to a record 2,263, the health ministry said, while officials across northern and western India, including the capital, New Delhi, warned most hospitals were full and running out of oxygen.

The surge in cases came as a fire in a hospital in a suburb of Mumbai treating COVID-19 patients killed 13 people on Friday, the latest accident to hit a facility crowded with people infected with the coronavirus.

On Wednesday, 22 COVID-19 patients died at a public hospital in Maharashtra state when their oxygen supply ran out due to a leaking tank, while at least nine coronavirus patients died in a hospital fire in Mumbai last month, according to Reuters.

 

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