Vietnam reports one imported COVID-19 case over last 24 hours hinh anh 1Vietnamese returnees from foreign countries arrive at a quarantine camp. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
A 22-year-old Vietnamese woman returning from the United States became Vietnam’s only new COVID-19 case over the last 24 hours, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The new case brought the national tally of COVID-19 to 1,421, the committee reported on December 23.

The new patient arrived at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport on December 21 and was immediately put into quarantine in the capital city.

She tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was sent to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases No.2 for treatment on December 23.

A total of 1,281 COVID-19 patients have fully recovered while the fatalities remain at 35.

Among active patients, six have tested negative for the virus once, 10 twice and four thrice.

A total of 16,341 people who had close contact with coronavirus carriers or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined nationwide, with 187 at hospitals, 15,038 at State-designated facilities and 1,116 at home or their accommodations.

The Health Ministry has urged the people to strictly follow the 5K motto: Khau trang (Face masks) – Khu khuan (Disinfection) – Khoang cach (Keeping distance) - Khong tap trung dong nguoi (No gathering) – Khai bao y te (Health declaration) in order to prevent COVID-19 transmission./.