Two more imported cases, one recovered patient confirmed hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) -
The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on September 18 evening confirmed two more imported COVID-19 cases in Vietnam, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 1,068.

The two male patients, both 36 years old and from the southernmost province of Ca Mau, returned to Vietnam from Pakistan on flight QH461 on September 13-15, transiting in Qatar and the Republic of Korea.

They arrived at Cam Ranh airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa. They were quarantined upon arrival.

Earlier, on September 11, they reportedly had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in Pakistan.

They were tested for SARS-CoV-2 on September 16 and their results released on September 17 came back positive.

They are now being treated at Cam Lam district’s Health Centre in Khanh Hoa province.

Meanwhile, the last COVID-19 patient treated at Da Nang Lung Hospital was given the all-clear on September 18 afternoon.

In Da Nang city, there are only four COVID-19 patients under treatment, all at Hoa Vang COVID-19 treatment hospital.

Vietnam has so recorded 941 recoveries and 35 fatalities related to the coronavirus.

Of the active cases, 14 patients have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, three patients tested negative twice and 22 patients tested negative three times.

As many as 31,319 people are under quarantine, including 423 quarantined at hospitals, 15,860 at other quarantine areas and 15,036 self-quarantined at home./.