Just one new COVID-19 infection was reported in Vietnam on Saturday afternoon, taking the total number in the country to 240.
The 240th patient is a 29-year-old Vietnamese woman residing in Lục Nam District, northern province of Bắc Giang who lives and works in Bangkok.
On March 19, she was at a party in Thailand with the 166th patient – a 25-year-old woman also from Bắc Giang Province.
On March 20, she returned to Hà Nội on the flight number VN618, seat 28B from Bangkok and was sent to a quarantine camp in Nho Quang District, Ninh Bình Province upon arrival.
She developed a fever on March 31 and tested positive to SARS-CoV-2 on April 1 at Ninh Bình Province General Hospital.
Her six roommates at the quarantine camp all tested negative for the virus on the same day.
On March 30, health officials in the central province of Quảng Bình isolated eight people who had been in close contact with the 166th patient when they were in Thailand.
As of Saturday, Vietnam has successfully treated 90 COVID-19 patients.
The number of suspected infections was 3,736, down 935 cases compared to Friday.
The healthcare sector also urged localities to trace all people who had come in contact with the 237th patient – a Swedish man who was confirmed infected with COVID-19 on Friday afternoon after being hospitalised following a traffic accident.