Seven more imported cases take Vietnam’s infection tally to 349

VOV.VN - An additional seven cases of COVID-19 were confirmed among Vietnamese citizens returning from Europe, raising the national total number of coronavirus infections to 349, the Ministry of Health said on June 19 afternoon.

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On June 6, these confirmed patients returning from European nations, including Sweden and Finland) were quarantined as soon as they entered Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. The Vietnamese citizens, mostly from Hanoi, were sampled for the first test which came back negative and then their second test results were confirmed positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on June 18.

Currently, they are kept in quarantine and are receiving treatment at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No 2 in Dong Anh district of Hanoi.

So far, Vietnam has been through the 64th straight day without community transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 in the country. Of the total, 209 are imported cases and were put in quarantine upon their arrival while 326 or 93.4% of all positive cases have given the all-clear.

According to an updated report from the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the 31-year-old Vietnamese man (patient 322) was declared to have fully recovered from the virus on June 19 after his test results were confirmed negative for four times by HCM City-based Cu Chi field hospital.

More than 6,170 patients having close contacts with registered patients or entering from COVID-19-hit areas are in quarantine, including 89 at hospitals, and the rest at concentrated quarantine facilities, and at homes.

Among the remaining active cases under treatment, four have tested negative for the virus for at last twice.


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