Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, said that he had an inter-hospital consultation with Cho Ray Hospital this morning and prescribed the patient ECMO intervention (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation).

According to Dr. Chau, the patient tested positive on March 18, had a continuously high fever since admission, and gradually increased respiratory failure.

`Real time RT-PCR test results of respiratory samples as of April 3 were still positive, the virus load was still high,` said Dr. Chau.

This is the second nCoV patient in Vietnam requiring ECMO intervention.

The protective doctor prepares to enter the negative pressure isolation room at Infection Department D, Ho Chi Minh City Hospital of Tropical Diseases.

Patient residing in District 2, pilot of Vietnam Airlines.

On March 16, he was a pilot on flight VN272 Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi and VN607 Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City on the same day.

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control, there are currently 18 cases related to Buddha Bar&Grill including `patient 91`.

Currently, the city records 53 positive cases of nCoV, of which 31 cases are being treated, 22 people have recovered.

British pilot patient required ECMO intervention

18 cases related to Buddha bar in Ho Chi Minh City, the first case was recorded as `patient 91`.

Currently, Vietnam records 241 patients, of which 150 are being treated and 91 have recovered.

44 patients tested negative once, 17 tested negative twice or more.

Cases with severe prognosis include an 88-year-old woman from Hung Yen with a stroke, a 64-year-old Swedish patient with leukemia, and a 71-year-old patient from Vinh Phuc with liver cancer.

Le Phuong