VOV.VN - The overall number of coronavirus infections in Vietnam rose to 1,216 after a Vietnamese returnee from Angola was confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Health Ministry said on November 10.
The new female patient entered Van Don Airport in Quang Ninh province on flight VN8 on October 19, and was isolated in Bac Ninh. She is now put into isolation to receive treatment at Bac Ninh General Hospital after her third test result came back positive for SARS-CoV-2 on November 9.
Earlier, there were 17 cases confirmed positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the same flight from Angola, including 11 in Bac Giang, and 6 in Bac Ninh.
With the new infection, the national tally rose to 1,216, of which 691 are locally transmitted cases, and 525 cases are imported and placed into isolation immediately upon arrival.
There are more than 15,420 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined nationwide, including over 210 at hospitals, and the remainder at concentrated quarantine establishments and at home.
Among the active patients in treatment, 39 tested negative for SAR-CoV-2 at least one, with most of them negative for the virus several times.
Notably, as many 1,087 patients have successfully recovered from the virus, while the death toll remained unchanged at 35.
The nation has entered the 69th day without recording any single case of COVID-19.