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Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam recorded an imported case of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on December 21 evening.

The new case is a 37-year-old sailor who was quarantined upon his arrival at Nha Trang Port, the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on December 9.

This brought the national tally of COVID-19 to 1,414, the committee reported.

Vietnam has so far successfully treated 1,269 COVID-19 patients and kept the fatalities at 35.

Among the patients still under treatment, nine have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 virus once, seven twice and four thrice.

A total of 17,616 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined nationwide, with 196 at hospitals, 16,302 at State-designated facilities and 1,118 at home or their accommodations./.