Vietnam records eight imported COVID-19 cases on October 25 evening hinh anh 1Repartriated citizens prepare to enter a quarantine area (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Vietnam reported eight imported COVID-19 cases on October 25 evening, raising the total in the country to 1,168, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

All the new patients were put under quarantine upon their arrival.

Of the total, 691 were infected with the virus domestically, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave began there on July 25.

Vietnam entered the 53rd consecutive day without any community infections. Among the patients still under treatment, three have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, five twice, and 10 thrice. Currently, there is no patient in critical conditions.

As many as 1,057 patients have recovered while 35 have died from complications related to the disease. Most of the fatalities were the elderly with serious underlying health conditions.

There are 14,576 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 181 in hospitals, 13,208 in concentrated quarantine sites, and 1,187 at home./.