Vietnam confirms five new imported Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 9, 2020 | 04:28 am PT
Vietnam confirms five new imported Covid-19 cases
A medical staff tests human samples for the novel coronavirus in central Nghe An Province. Photo by VnExpress/Van Hai.
Five Vietnamese citizens returning from Ukraine, including a four-year old, have raised Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 1,059.

All five patients had landed September 1 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Vietnam Airlines flight VN28. They were quarantined on arrival in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, where they are being treated now.

They tested negative for the novel coronavirus on September 3 and positive on Wednesday.

"Patient 1055" is a 60-year old man from Nam Sach District in the northern province of Hai Duong; "Patient 1056" a 11-year-old boy residing in Hanoi’s Hai Ba Trung District; "Patient 1057" a 30-year-old man from Thuan Thanh District in the northern province of Bac Ninh; "Patient 1058" is a 4-year-old girl from Hanoi's Son Tay District; and "Patient 1059" a 37-year-old woman from Binh Giang District, Hai Duong Province.

With the five new cases, Vietnam's Covid-19 tally has gone up to 1,059 with 890 recoveries and 35 deaths.

Twenty-one people were confirmed Covid-19 free on Wednesday.

Of the total number of cases, 691 were locally transmitted, including 551 since July 25 when community transmissions resurfaced in Vietnam after more than three months.

Among the active patients, 50 people have tested negative at least once. Six people are in critical condition.

Vietnam has gone six days without a domestic infection.

Over 37,000 people are in isolation, 13,000 of them in quarantine facilities, 800 in hospitals and the rest at home.

Worldwide, more than 880,000 people have died of Covid-19.

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