Vietnam confirms two new Covid-19 imported cases

By Le Nga   October 10, 2020 | 05:02 am PT
Vietnam confirms two new Covid-19 imported cases
A medical staff takes samples of a person to test for the novel coronavirus in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.
A Vietnamese and a German expert are Vietnam's latest Covid-19 patients, raising the nation’s active cases to 45, the Health Ministry confirmed Saturday evening.

"Patient 1106" is a 33-year-old Vietnamese man that arrived at Can Tho International Airport from Russia on September 26. He was quarantined at a student dormitory in Mekong Delta's Bac Lieu Province before transferral to Bac Lieu General Hospital, following a Covid-19 positive test on October 9.

"Patient 1107," also 33, is a German expert who flew to HCMC's Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Frankfurt on October 8. The woman, employed in southern Dong Nai Province, was quarantined at Norfolk Hotel in District 1 and taken to Cu Chi Hospital after her Covid-19 test returned positive on October 9.

As of Saturday evening, Vietnam has recorded 1,107 Covid-19 patients, in which 1,024 have recovered. The death toll remained at 35.

More than 15,000 people are being quarantined, with more than 12,000 undergoing centralized quarantine.

The country has recorded 691 community transmissions so far. But it has gone 37 days without recording a domestic case of Covid-19.

Worldwide, over 37 million people have been infected and the Covid-19 death toll has crossed one million.

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