Vietnam recorded one imported Covid-19 case from Russia Monday evening, taking its tally of active cases to 70.
“Patient 1169” is a 57-year-old resident of Vung Tau Town in the southern eponymous province. He departed from Russia on October 16, landed at Van Don International Airport in Quang Ninh Province on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5062 and was sent to quarantine in northern Ninh Binh Province upon arrival.
His third test result that came back Sunday showed he contracted the novel coronavirus.
He is being treated at Cau Yen Regional General Clinic, Ninh Binh Province.
The man is the 15th confirmed Covid-19 case among those who had boarded the same flight. The other patients are being treated in the northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh and Ninh Binh.
Of the 70 active cases, four have tested negative once, two for the second time and nine for the third time.
Four patients were declared recovered Monday, raising total recoveries to 1,061. The nation’s death toll from the disease stands at 35.
Vietnam’s Covid-19 count has risen to 1,169. The country has gone 53 days without community transmission of the virus. More than 14,000 people are in quarantine at present.
Worldwide, over 43 million people have been infected, with fatalities climbing to over 1.1 million.
This article was originally published in Vnexpress