Vietnam records three new imported Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 4, 2020 | 03:56 am PT
Vietnam records three new imported Covid-19 cases
A health staff tests human samples for the novel coronavirus in Ho Chi Minh City, April 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
Three people who arrived from Ukraine have taken Vietnam's national count of active Covid-19 cases to 225.

They are being treated at the Medical Center of Long Bien District in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, the Health Ministry announced Friday evening.

"Patient 1047" is an eight-year-old boy from the northern province of Ha Nam, "Patient 1048" is a 35-year-old man from Hanoi, and "Patient 1049" is a 43-year-old man from the central province of Quang Binh.

They had landed Tuesday at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport from Ukraine on Vietnam Airlines flight VN28 and were quarantined upon arrival in Ba Ria - Vung Tau. Two days later, their samples were taken by the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City for Covid-19 testing and the results came out positive on Friday.

Also Friday, 19 people were announced free from the virus, including five in Da Nang, 13 in nearby Quang Nam Province and one in the northern province of Ha Nam.

Friday’s new cases have taken the country’s tally to 1049, with 35 deaths. All the fatalities have been of patients with underlying conditions like kidney failure, cancer and diabetes.

Of the patients undergoing treatment, 24 have tested negative once, 52 twice and 23 three times.

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