A technician performs a SARS-CoV-2 test. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam on Wednesday detected three new cases of coronavirus infection, including an eight-month-old boy, all foreign entries who were quarantined upon arrival.
The latest cases brought the national case tally to 1,144, while the country has gone seven weeks without local transmission.
Patient No 1,142 is a 46-year-old Vietnamese female worker from Đông Sơn District, the central province of Hà Tĩnh, who returned from Russia on a repatriation flight on October 16.
After arriving in Vân Đồn International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh, she was transported to a military facility in Ninh Bình Province to be quarantined.
Her first test on October 16 returned negative, but the second and third test on October 19-20 were positive.
She is being treated at Cầu Yên clinic, Hoa Lư District in Ninh Bình.
Patients No 1,143 and No 1,144 are a 33-year-old female from Hà Tĩnh Province in central Việt Nam along with her eight-month-old son.
The two arrived in Vân Đồn International Airport from Angola on October 20.
They were sent to central quarantine facility run by the military in Tân Yên District, Bắc Giang Province.
The tests conducted on October 20 showed they had the virus and they are being treated at the Đông Anh Campus of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hà Nội.
Nearly 14,000 people are currently being quarantined across the country.
A total of 1,046 COVID-19 patients have recovered, and the country no longer has any seriously ill patients, according to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Among the active patients, 10 have tested negative for the virus once, three have tested negative for two consecutive tests, while another three have tested negative three times.
The COVID-19 death toll remains at 35, all elderly people or patients with acute chronic health issues. — VNS