Vietnam records one more imported COVID-19 case on October 5 hinh anh 1Vietnamese officials check COVID-19 test results of passengers at an airport. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam on October 5 evening reported a new imported COVID-19 case which was quarantined upon arrival, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Patient 1097, a 57-year-old French expert, entered Vietnam on September 19 on the flight EK394 from Dubai via the Hanoi-based Noi Bai International Airport.

At present, the woman is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No. 2 in Dong Anh district, Hanoi.

The national count now stands at 1,097, including 691 locally transmitted cases. A total of 1,022 patients were given the all-clear by October 5 afternoon while the fatalities are unchanged at 35.

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

There are 16,363 people having close contact with COVID-19 patients or coming from pandemic-hit areas are under health monitoring nationwide./.