One Vietnamese returning from Russia becomes latest COVID-19 case in Vietnam hinh anh 1A doctor examines a COVID-19 patient (Photo: VNA) 

Hanoi, (VNA) – A Vietnamese returning from Russia on a flight on May 13 tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on May 26, becoming the 327th COVID-19 patient in Vietnam as of 6pm on May 26, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.  

The latest case brought the number of passengers on the May 13 flight from Russia to 33. All the passengers on the flight were immediately quarantined after landing, posing no threat of spreading in the community.

Vietnam has gone through 40 days without any community infection of COVID-19 as of 6pm on May 26.

Among the confirmed cases, 272 (84 percent) have recovered.

Among the 55 patients still under treatment, six have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, and five others have tested negative for at least two times.

A total of 14,739 people are being quarantined in hospital, designated facilities or their homes and accommodations./.