Teenage girl from border province positive for SARS-CoV-2 hinh anh 1Guards in Ha Giang province on duty around the clock at the border between Vietnam and China to detect possible COVID-19 infections. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
A teenage girl from the H’Mong ethnic minority group was confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 on April 16 morning, taking the total number of cases in Vietnam to 268, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The 16-year-old girl lives in a remote hamlet near the border with China, in Dong Van district, the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang.

She has three brothers who all work across the border in China.

On April 7, the girl displayed symptoms of fever, cough and breathing difficulties, and was quarantined at the Dong Van district General Hospital. She tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 that causes the COVID-19 pandemic.

Of the 268 COVID-19 cases in Vietnam, 160 arrived from abroad and the remainder were infected with the virus from patients inside the country.  

As many as 171 have made full recovery, while the others are being treated at hospitals at different levels.

Twenty-three patients have tested negative for the virus once and 10 tested negative twice.

There are 68,049 people currently in quarantine nationwide./.