Three new imported COVID-19 cases bring total to 1,405 hinh anh 1At a quarantine facility in Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Three new cases of COVID-19 were detected over the past 24 hours to 18:00 on December 15, all Vietnamese citizens returning from abroad and being quarantine, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The new cases brought the national tally of COVID-19 patients to 1,405.

Two of the new patients arrived on a flight from Myanmar on December 12, while the third one returned from the US transiting Japan on December 6.

Also on December 15, six more COVID-19 patients were given the all clear, raising the total recoveries to 1,252. The fatalities remain at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, three have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, six twice and six thrice.

A total of 18,957 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined nationwide, with 208 at hospitals, 15,688 at concentrated facilities and 3,061 at home or their accommodations./.