Vietnam confirms new coronavirus patient, totalling seven infections 

11:32 | 02/02/2020
The Ministry of Health on February 2 confirmed one new case of coronavirus infection, increasing the total number to seven.
vietnam confirms new coronavirus patient totalling seven infections
Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City

The patient is a man with US nationality. Born in 1947, the man is now being treated at Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City.

The patient is said to have flown from the US to Vietnam on January 14 on Flight 660 of China Southern Airlines. On January 15, he transited at an airport in Wuhan, China for about two hours. On January 16, he arrived in Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and then stayed at Trieu Han Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the latest update from the MoH, as of 10:30 am February 2, the epidemic was detected in 27 countries with the total number of cases of infection reaching 14,555, including over 14,380 in China.

The deadly virus killed 305 people, 304 of whom were in China. The other death was reported in the Philippines.

The coronavirus was detected in 175 patients outside of China: Thailand (19 cases), Australia (12 cases), Singapore (18 cases), the US (8 cases), Japan (20 cases), Malaysia (8 cases), South Korea (15 cases), France (6 cases), Vietnam (7 cases), Cambodia (1 case), Canada (4 cases), Germany (8 cases), Nepal (1 case), Sri Lanka (1 case), the UAE (5 cases), Finland (1 case), Hong Kong (13 cases), Macau (7 cases), Taiwan (10 cases), India (1 case), Sweden (1 case), Spain (1 case), Italy (2 cases), the UK (2 cases), Russia (2 cases), and the Philippines (2 case).

Vietnam on February 1 declared the coronavirus outbreak an infectious epidemic in the country. The epidemic has so far reached the central province of Khanh Hoa, the northern central province of Thanh Hoa, and the northern province of Vinh Phuc.

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