Vietnam records one new imported case of COVID-19 on late October 8 hinh anh 1Health workers check up on a citizen returning from the US (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam recorded one new imported case of COVID-19 on October 8, raising the national count to 1,100, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The new patient returned from Russia on flight QH9495 which landed at Can Tho airport in the Mekong Delta on September 26. He had close contact with patients 1094, 1091, 1092, and 1093. He tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 while staying in quarantine in Bac Lieu province.

The country has gone through 36 straight days without community transmission of the coronavirus in the country.

As of 6pm on October 8, the total number of recoveries was 1,023, while the number of fatalities remains at 35.

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

 A total 14,250 people are being quarantined nationwide, with 276 at hospitals, 11,817 at designated facilities and 2,425 at home or accommodations./.