Vietnam records three new imported cases of COVID-19 on October 13 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Three new cases of COVID-19, all imported, were detected in Vietnam on October 13, raising the national count to 1,113, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Two new patients returned from Russia on flight QH9495 which landed in Can Tho airport in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on September 26. They were found positive to SARS-CoV-2 while in quarantine in Bac Lieu province.

The third patient, a Malaysian expert in the oil and gas industry, arrived from Malaysian on flight MH766 which landed in Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City on October 10.

Also on October 13, one patient was given the all clear, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 1,026. The number of fatalities remains at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, eight have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, two twice and 14 thrice.  

A total of 13,845 people who had close contacts with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined nationwide, with 143 at hospitals, 12,451 at concentrated facilities and 1,251 at homes or in their accommodations./.