Nine more imported Covid-19 patients confirmed, total rises to 1122
sonnguyen 14-10-2020, 21:02
Nine Indian experts who recently landed in Vietnam have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 raising the total number of Covid-19 patients in the country to 1122 the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday evening.

Nine more imported Covid-19 patients confirmed, total rises to 1122

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According to the ministry’s report, the nine men aged between 27 and 41 belong to a group of 49 Indian experts who arrived in Vietnam at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on October 6. They are all young experts and workers who arrived to work at Sa Dec Industrial Zone in Dong Thap Province. They were sent to a quarantine area in Dong Thap Province upon arrival.

Their samples were taken for viral testing on October 7 and five were confirmed positive for coronavirus.

On the evening of October 13 the second viral testing results showed that nine more came positive.

The 14 Indian men have been sent to Sa Dec General Hospital for treatment and are now in a stable condition.

With these new infection cases, the number of imported Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 431.

As of 6pm on October 14 a total of 1029 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital. There have been 35 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.

The country has gone 42 days without reporting any new case in the community.

At present, 12484 people who had close contact with Covid-19 patients or returned from virus-hit areas are being monitored at hospitals, quarantine facilities, and at home.

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