VOV.VN - An additional three imported cases, all Vietnamese nationals, were detected to be positive for the SASR-CoV-2 virus, bringing the total number of imported infections in Vietnam to 1,276, the Ministry of Health reported on April 26 morning.
The new patients, who were placed into isolation upon their arrival in the central province of Quang Nam, and Da Nang city, raised the national infection tally to 2,846, including 1,570 local infections, and 1,276 imported cases.
All the latest cases are now undergoing treatment at local hospitals after they were confirmed to carry the virus.
Among the overall figure, a total of 2,516 coronavirus patients have fully recovered from the disease, with the death toll related to the SARS-CoV-2-virus still staying at 35.
Furthermore, 48 of those still receiving treatment have tested negative for the virus at least once, with most of them giving negative results.
In addition, there are more than 41,620 people who are currently in quarantine nationwide after having close contact with COVID-19 patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions.
In the face of a possible coronavirus outbreak in the time ahead amid the increasing number of illegal entrants into the nation, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long underlined the need for Vietnamese citizens to stay vigilant against the spread of the virus and strictly comply with anti-pandemic measures aimed at coping with worst possible situation.
With regard to the health sector's preparations for the forthcoming public holidays, Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1), the Health Ministry is accelerating COVID-19 vaccinations and closely monitoring the enforcement of preventive measures in localities across the country, Long said.
According to details provided by the Expanded National Immunization Programme, a total of 209,632 frontline healthcare workers along with members of community-based anti-COVID-19 groups had been injected with the COVID-19 vaccine from March 8 to April 25.