|The Tây Ninh General Hospital where three of Việt Nam's latest COVID-19 patients confirmed on Tuesday night are being treated, including a two-year-old boy. Photo baotayninh.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Five new imported COVID-19 patients were reported on Tuesday including a father and his two-year-old son, raising Việt Nam’s caseload to 1,054.
The country’s recovered patients reached 868 as reports from the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control also said 14 people have been given the all-clear.
The five new patients were all imported cases who have been quarantined on arrival in the southern city of Cần Thơ and the southern province of Tây Ninh.
Two of them entered Việt Nam from the Philippines through Cần Thơ International Airport on a repatriation flight on Sunday. The two women, aged 51 and 28, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Monday and are now being treated at the Cần Thơ Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Hospital.
The other three patients are being treated at the Tây Ninh General Hospital. They all tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 at the end of August in the southern province of Tây Ninh, but positive on Monday at the Hồ Chí Minh City Pasteur Institute.
Two patients are a 35-year-old man and his two-year-old son, both are residents in the northern province of Lào Cai. The final patient is a 26-year-old woman from the south-central province of Khánh Hòa.
Of the recovered patients, four were from the Đà Nẵng Hospital for Lung Diseases and another four were from the Regional Hospital in Quảng Nam. Three were from the Hải Dương Hospital for Tropical Diseases, two from the Khánh Hoà Hospital for Tropical Diseases, and one from the Huế Central Hospital.
Some 37,500 people are under quarantine at home, in hospitals and in quarantine centres, while 35 have died from complications related to COVID-19. VNS