One imported COVID-19 case on September 23 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam confirmed an additional imported COVID-19 case from 6am to 6pm on September 23, according to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Patient No 1069, 18, entered Vietnam on Flight VN0002 from the US on September 20 and was placed in quarantine in Hung Yen province following her arrival.

After testing positive to SARS-CoV-2 on September 21 and 22, she is now being treated at the second branch of the Central Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s outlying district of Dong Anh.

Of the 1,069 infection cases to date, 691 are local transmissions.

On the same day, Patient No 936 was the last in Da Nang city to be given the all-clear, raising the total number of recoveries nationwide to 991. There have been 35 fatalities to date, with most being elderly or suffering serious underlying conditions.

Among the patients under treatment at medical establishments, nine have tested negative once, six twice, and 10 three times.

Some 20,870 people who had close contact with patients or had been in pandemic-hit areas are in quarantine - 335 in hospitals, 12,932 at other facilities, and 7,585 at home./.