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British Covid-19 patient able to stand up

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HCMC – A 43-year-old British pilot, who is the most critical Covid-19 patient in Vietnam, is now able to stand up and is attempting to walk, stated a representative of Cho Ray Hospital on June 15.

His recovery is much faster than predicted by doctors. His leg muscles have recovered by 80%, while his arms can now almost fully function. He no longer relies on the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine or ventilator.

The pilot was taken to HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases on March 18 and then transferred to Cho Ray Hospital late last month. He has spent almost three months in hospital due to the virus.

As of 6 a.m. this morning, June 16, Vietnam had reported no new Covid-19 cases, keeping the country’s total number of confirmed cases unchanged at 334.

According to the Ministry of Health, some 97% of patients have fully recovered. Six patients are still being treated, while five have tested negative for Covid-19 one to three times.

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