Vietnam today has confirmed 45 coronavirus cases, including six locally-transmitted infections.
So far, the country has recorded 2,910 COVID-19 patients
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Vietnam announced 45 coronavirus cases, including six locally-transmitted infections, on Thursday after having gone over a month without detecting any community-based transmission.
Six of the new cases were community transmissions, the Ministry of Health said in a report.
The source of infection is believed to be patient No. 2,899, who was diagnosed on Thursday.
He landed in Da Nang on board flight VJ3613 on April 7.
He had finished quarantine and tested negative for the novel coronavirus three times before being allowed to go home on April 22.
Thirty nine of the new cases were imported from Poland, the Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, India, and Russia, the Ministry of Health said in a report.
Among these patients were two Indian experts who arrived in Vietnam on April 24 before testing positive on Thursday.
All 39 had been quarantined since their arrival in the country earlier this month, the health ministry noted.
Vietnam has recorded 2,910 COVID-19 patients, including 1,577 locally-transmitted cases, since the pathogen first struck the nation on January 23, 2020, according to the health ministry’s data.
The Southeast Asian country had spent 33 days finding zero community transmissions before Thursday’s detection.
Recoveries have reached 2,516 while 35 patients have died, most having suffered critical pre-existing conditions.
Health authorities have warned of a possible fourth wave of infections in Vietnam as the virus is taking a toll on its neighbors Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.
The third outbreak started blindsiding Vietnam in January this year, with nearly 1,000 local cases confirmed.
This article was originally published in Tuoitrenews