Baby coronavirus patient successfully treated

A three-month-old baby from the northern province of Vinh Phuc, Vietnam’s youngest coronavirus disease patient, has been successfully treated, according to the National Children’s Hospital.



The baby tested positive for the virus on February 11 after her grandmother had contact with a coronavirus patient on January 22. The baby and her mother stayed at the grandmother’s house from January 26 to 29.

The baby was examined and quarantined at a local clinic in Binh Xuyen district, Vinh Phuc.

After testing positive for the novel coronavirus, the patient was transferred to the National Children’s Hospital the same day.

As of February 13, the baby had no symptoms of fever and coughing. From February 14 to 17, her condition stabilised.

The hospital took her blood sample for the second test on February 14 and the third on February 17 that came back negative for the coronavirus.

So far, 15 out of the 16 coronavirus patients in Vietnam have been successfully treated and discharged from hospital.

Since February 13, Vietnam has recorded no new infections./.