Five new imported cases of COVID-19 reported on September 8 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) Vietnam recorded five new cases of COVID-19, all imported, in the past 12 hours, raising the national count to 1054 as of 6pm on September 8, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The new five patients were immediately quarantined after their entry into the country.   

Also on September 8, 14 patients were given the all clear, taking the total recoveries to 868. The number of fatalities remains at 35, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.

Among the active patients, 13 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 21 twice and 24 thrice.

A total of 37,474 people are being quarantined across the country./.