Three new imported cases of COVID-19 reported on October 27 afternoon hinh anh 1People repartriated from the US prepare to leave a quarantine site in Hung Yen province after finishing the mandatory quarantine period there (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Three new imported cases of COVID-19 were recorded from 6am to 6pm on October 27, raising the national count to 1,172, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Patients numbered 1,170 and 1,171 are Indian experts who arrived from India on October 6 on flight 6E9471. They tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 while in quarantine.

Earlier, 18 other passengers on the same flight were also found to be contracted with the coronavirus.

The 1,172nd patient is a Vietnamese man who returned from France on October 21.

One patient was given the all-clear on October 27, raising the number of recovered patients to 1,062. The fatalities remain at 35.

Among the active patients, five have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, one negative twice and nine negative thrice. There are no patients in critical conditions.

As many as 14,777 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or came from pandemic-hit areas are now under quarantine nationwide./.