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Immediately after getting notice about the case, the Health Ministry ordered Da Nang Department of Health to direct the city’s disease control centre and Hospital C to get the man’s sample for testing.

Da Nang Confirmed One Case of SARS-CoV-2 Positive
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According to the Ministry of Health, Da Nang has recorded one suspect case of Covid-19 which is a 57-year-old man. The man said that he did not go out of the city, rarely went out of his residential area and met the neighbors only.
The municipal Department of Health reported that over the past month, the man resided only in Lien Chieu district. The man so far showed the symptoms of fever, cough and sputum. On July 20th, he visited Hospital C and he was classified as the suspect case of Covid-19.
Immediately after getting notice about the case, the Health Ministry ordered Da Nang Department of Health to direct the city’s disease control centre and Hospital C to get the man’s sample for testing. 
After two times of testing using the RT-PCR method, on July 23rd, it was officially reported that the man is positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19..
Now the samples have been sent to the Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang city and the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi for confirmatory testing.
The Da Nang department also immediately took samples for testing from people having close contact with the suspect case at Hospital C and Da Nang Hospital, along with his family members.
All 102 samples of those people tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.
The department has also requested relevant units to conduct epidemiological  investigation to clarify any others with close contact with the suspect patient, quarantine them, and seal off related areas.

DIEP NGUYEN