Three overseas returnees bring Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 1,180

By Le Nga   October 31, 2020 | 06:13 am PT
Three overseas returnees bring Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 1,180
A medical staff prepares to work in the quarantine zone of Da Nang Hospital, Da Nang City, July 27, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.
Two returnees from Japan and one from UAE were confirmed infected with the novel coronavirus Saturday evening, taking Vietnam’s active cases to 80.

"Patient 1178" is a 27-year-old woman hailing from the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap. She had previously come in contact with a Covid-19 patient while in the United Arab Emirates.

On October 29, she landed at Cam Ranh International Airport in central Khanh Hoa Province on Bamboo Airways flight QH9305, and was quarantined on arrival. Her samples were taken and test results released by Pasteur Institute in Nha Trang on Friday confirmed she was positive for the coronavirus.

She is being treated at Khanh Hoa Province’s General Hospital.

"Patient 1179" is a 21-year-old woman from Hanoi’s Thach That District and "Patient 1180" a 24-year-old woman from the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. The duo returned from Japan and landed at Da Nang International Airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5301 on October 29.

They were sent to a centralized quarantine facility in Hoa Vang District and their samples were confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday.

They are receiving treatment at the Da Nang Hospital for Lung Diseases. Of Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally of 1,180 cases, 1,062 have recovered and 35 have died.

The country has recorded no community transmission in nearly two months.

Globally, infections have topped 45 million and more than 1.18 million patients have died.

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