Eight more people have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Vietnam, raising the total number of patients in the country to 2,420, the Ministry of Health reported on Thursday evening.
According to the ministry’s report, seven of the new patients are from Hai Duong Province.
The imported patient is a 25-year-old Vietnamese woman who entered Vietnam through the Moc Bai International Border Gate on February 22. She was sent to a quarantine area upon arrival and tested possitive for two days later.
The patient is now being treated at the Tay Ninh Provincial General Hospital.
With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 2,412, including 1,520 locally-transmitted cases with 827 cases reported since the new outbreak started in Hai Duong on January 28. Hai Duong Province alone has recorded 643 cases.