Information regarding the latest case sees a 25-years-old female patient who lives in Van Luong commune of Van Ninh district in Khanh Hoa province become infected by the virus, she is currently employed as a receptionist at a hotel in Nha Trang.
The girl had previously met a Chinese father and son, the first nCoV infection cases to be discovered in the country, on January 17. At present the son has recovered whilst the father remains in isolation and is receiving treatment at Cho Ray hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
Signs of acute respiratory issues began to show on January 18 with other symptoms including a cough and a fever. Her test on January 31 indicates that she tested positive for the nCoV infection.
As of 5pm on January 31, there is currently one case of the nCoV infection in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa who is being treated at Khanh Hoa Hospital of Tropical Diseases.
The latest case sees the total number of confirmed nCoV patients in the country rise to six, including two people who are a father and son from Wuhan, China.
The other four remaining cases are all Vietnamese and were confirmed on January 30 and January 31.
Four of the six patients had directly came from or had recently returned from Wuhan, whilst the receptionist at the hotel in Nha Trang had come into close contact with the infected Chinese father and son.
So far China has reported 11,800 cases of the nCoV infection with a total of 259 people being killed by the virus, all of whom died in China.
The recent spread of the virus has seen cases occur in over 20 countries and territories outside China.