One imported COVID-19 case on September 11 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam recorded one new imported COVID-19 case who was put under quarantine following arrival on September 11 evening, according to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control

The 21-year-old patient residing in Thanh Hoa returned to Vietnam from Russia on September 8. He tested positive to SARS-CoV-2 and is being treated at the Central Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s outlying district of Dong Anh. 

The country has so far confirmed 1,060 infection cases, 691 of them are locally-transmitted. 

The same day, nine patients in Da Nang, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Dak Lak and Hai Duong were given all-clear from the virus, raising the total number of recovery cases to 902. There have been 35 deaths from the disease to date. 

Among patients under treatment at medical establishments, 16 tested negative once, 17 twice and 21 others the thrice. 

As many as 35,799 people who had close contact with patients or entered from pandemic-hit areas are under quarantine, 603 of them are in hospitals, 16,432 in other establishments and 18,765 at homes. 

Amid the complicated developments of COVID-19, the ministries of health, information and communications have called on residents to install Bluezone app to receive infection risk alerts./.