Three imported cases of COVID-19 reported on September 17

Thursday, 2020-09-17 21:55:42
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Vietnamese citizens repatriated from abroad go to quarantine sites after entry into the country. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Three new imported cases of COVID-19 were detected on September 17, raising the national count to 1,066, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

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The three new patients arrived in Noi Bai airport in Hanoi on a flight from Uzbekistan on September 2 and were quarantined immediately after arrival. They were negative for SARS-CoV-2 in the first test taken on September 3 and 4, but the result of their second tests on September 15 and 16 turned positive.

On September 17, four more patients were declared to have recovered from COVID-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 940. The fatalities remain at 35.

Among patients under treatment, 14 have tested negative once, seven negative twice and 19 negative thrice. Meanwhile, three patients are in very critical conditions.

A total 30,653 people are being quarantined across the country, with 454 at hospitals, 15,120 at designated facilities and 15,079 at home or accommodations.