Japan returnee Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patient

By Le Nga   October 2, 2020 | 03:59 am PT
Japan returnee Vietnam’s latest Covid-19 patient
A medical worker at the Lien Chieu District medical center in Da Nang City holds up a Covid-19 test sample, July 25, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh.
A woman returning from Japan tested positive for the novel coronavirus, raising the nation’s active cases to 38, the Health Ministry said Friday evening.

"Patient 1096" is a 24-year-old resident of Tam Dao District in northern Vinh Phuc Province. On September 30, she arrived at Da Nang International Airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN311 and was quarantined on entry. Her sample was taken on the same day and the test result on October 2 showed that she was positive for the virus.

The patient is being treated in Quang Nam General Hospital in central Quang Nam Province.

On Friday, there were two recoveries, taking the number of recovered patients to 1,020. The nation’s Covid-19 tally is now 1,096 and the death toll is 35.

The active patients are being treated at eight medical facilities in the country and all in stable condition. One has tested negative once, two tested negative twice and four negative for the third time.

Vietnam has recorded 691 community transmissions and the rest are imported cases.

Over 15,000 are in quarantine, of these 200 are in hospitals, 10,000 in quarantine centers and the rest at home.

The global death toll has crossed the one million mark.

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