Vietnamese citizens about to board a flight from Kuwait back home. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Seven Vietnamese citizens returning from Kuwait were confirmed to be Việt Nam’s latest COVID-19 patients on Thursday evening, raising the national count to 342.
All of them were quarantined in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu upon arrival.
They tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Wednesday and are being treated at Bà Rịa Hospital.
All of them are male and hail from Nghệ An, Thanh Hóa, Bắc Giang, Hải Dương and Hà Tĩnh provinces.
The patients landed in HCM City on June 16 on a flight coded QH9092 from Kuwait (transiting in Qatar).
The flight repatriated 266 Vietnamese citizens from Egypt, Qatar and Kuwait.
As of 6pm on Thursday, Việt Nam has recorded 202 imported COVID-19 cases.
The country has gone 63 days without community infection.
More than 6,200 people returning from overseas are under quarantine.
Among 342 cases, 325 have recovered. Forty-nine out of 50 foreign patients have recovered.
Among 17 active cases being treated at eight healthcare facilities nationwide, four have tested negative at least twice. Thirteen are still positive for virus.
The only foreign patient, known as the 91st case, has made miracle improvements with 90 per cent of his kidney, heart, liver and pancreas recovered, according to the treatment unit of the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control. — VNS