Hà Nội City's health workers collect samples from probable COVID-19 cases to test for the virus. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — One new imported COVID-19 case was reported Wednesday evening, bringing the national total to 1,099.
The latest patient, Patient No.1,099, is a 28-year-old Vietnamese woman residing at An Khánh Ward, Ninh Kiều District, the southern city of Cần Thơ.
She returned from Australia on a repatriation flight on September 23 and was quarantined upon her arrival at Cần Thơ International Airport.
Her second coronavirus test on Monday returned positive, Cần Thơ Centre for Disease Control (CDC) reported.
The patient is currently under treatment at Cần Thơ Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Hospital.
A total of 14,500 people – who either came into close contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases or returned from virus-hit regions – are currently quarantined across Việt Nam.
To date, 1,023 patients have recovered, while 35 COVID-19 related deaths have been recorded.
The deaths were all connected to the outbreak in the popular tourist city of Đà Nẵng in central Việt Nam, dubbed the epicentre of Việt Nam’s second coronavirus wave, which broke the country’s streak of 99 days without a single community transmission case in late July.
The outbreak resulted in 551 COVID-19 cases detected in 14 cities and provinces outside of Đà Nẵng.
All outbreaks have been successfully contained, according to health authorities, and Wednesday marked the 35th day without community transmission in Việt Nam and the 50th day being virus-free in the capital Hà Nội.
On Wednesday, Hải Phòng City’s health department said all 152 people identified as close contacts of a Japanese man, who recently tested positive for coronavirus upon his return to Japan after two years living and working in Việt Nam, were negative for the virus. — VNS