Two Vietnamese people who recently returned from the US have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 raising the total number of Covid-19 patients in the country to 1124 the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday evening.
According to the ministry’s report, the two new patients include a 68-year-old woman and a 55-year-old man who arrived at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province on October 11. They were sent to a quarantine area in Hung Yen Province upon arrival.
Their samples were taken for viral testing on October 13 and 14 and the results all came positive for coronavirus. The two new patients are now being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi.
With these new infection cases, the number of imported Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 433.
As of 6pm on October 15 a total of 1030 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 43 days without reporting any new case in the community.
At present, 13658 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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