Vietnam records one imported Covid-19 case from Russia

By Le Nga   October 8, 2020 | 04:08 am PT
Vietnam records one imported Covid-19 case from Russia
A medical staff holds a tube containing samples for novel coronavirus tests in Quang Ngai Province, central Vietnam, August 1, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Van Phong.
A Russia returnee is Vietnam's latest coronavirus patient, taking the country's active case count to 39, the Health Ministry confirmed Thursday evening.

"Patient 1100" is a 29-year-old resident of Hung Dao Ward, Dong Trieu Town in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

He landed September 26 in Can Tho on Bamboo Airways flight QH9495 and was quarantined on arrival. He had come into contact with people who later became patients 1091 to 1094.

Last Sunday, he developed symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat and a decreased sense of smell. The second test of his samples showed Wednesday that he was positive for the novel coronavirus. He is being treated at the Bac Lieu General Hospital in the eponymous southern province.

Of Vietnam’s 1,100 Covid-19 cases, 1,023 have recovered and 35 have died. 691 were locally transmitted and the rest imported.

Vietnam has gone 35 days without recording any community transmission of the virus.

More than 14,000 people are in quarantine – around 200 in hospitals, over 11,000 in centralized camps and the rest at home or other designated accommodations.

Worldwide, more than a million have died of Covid-19, which has infected more than 36 million people.

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