Vietnam confirms six new imported Covid-19 patients

, Vietnam confirms six new imported Covid-19 patients

Five Vietnamese people and an Indian man who recently arrived in Vietnam have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, raising the total number of patients in the country to 2,637, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday evening.

According to the ministry’s report, five Vietnamese new patients including three men and two women aged between 21-34 recently returned from Japan and Angola to Quang Ninh and Danang. They were sent to quarantine upon arrival and are now being treated at hospitals in Hanoi, Danang, and Quang Nam Province.

The 40-year-old Indian man landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCM City on April 1 and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on April 3. He is now being treated at the Cu Chi Fields Hospital for Covid-19 patients.

With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 2,637, including 910 locally-transmitted cases reported since the new outbreak started in Hai Duong on January 28.

As of 6 pm on April 5, a total of 2,416 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital. There have been 35 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.

At present, over 27,000 people who had close contact with Covid-19 patients or returned from virus-hit areas are being monitored at hospitals, quarantine facilities, and at home.

This article was originally published in Dtinews

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