One new imported case raises COVID-19 tally to 1,169 hinh anh 1Vietnam recorded one new imported case of COVID-19 over the last 12 hours (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam recorded one new imported case of COVID-19 over the last 12 hours, bringing the national total to 1,169, the national steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control said on October 26 evening.

The patient is a 57-year-old man who returned from Russia on Flight VN5062 on October 16 and was sent to a concentrated quarantine centre in northern Ninh Binh province upon his arrival.

At present, he is being treated at the Cau Yen hospital in Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province.

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

Also on October 26, four patients were given the all-clear, bringing the total number recoveries to 1,061. Death toll remains at 35.

Among the patients still under treatment, four have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, two twice and nine thrice. Currently, there is no patient in critical conditions.

There are now 14,901 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine, including 173 in hospitals, 13,615 in other quarantine sites, and 1,113 at home or accommodation facilities.

According to the Ministry of Health, the outbreak has been put under control; however, as the coronavirus may get worse during winter-spring season, the ministry continues to recommend local people wear face masks and wash hands with sanitisers regularly./.