One new imported case raises COVID-19 tally to 1,099 hinh anh 1The number of COVID-19 cases in Vietnam stood at 1,099 as of October 7 evening, with 1,023 recoveries (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam recorded one new imported case of COVID-19 over the last 12 hours, bringing the national total to 1,099, the national steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control said on October 7 evening.

The 28-year-old woman returned from Australia on Flight QH89 on September 23 and was sent to the concentrated quarantine centre of Can Tho city upon her arrival.

Of the total case, 691 infected the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 domestically, with 551 reported since July 25, when the new outbreak began.

October 7 also marks the 35th straight day without community transmission of COVID-19 in the country.

As many as 1,023 patients have recovered while 35 have succumbed to the disease.

Five of those still under treatment have tested negative for the virus once, eight others twice, and five thrice, according to the treatment sub-committee.

There are now 14,550 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine, including 261 in hospitals, 11,817 in other quarantine sites, and 2,472 at home or accommodation facilities./.