One more COVID-19 patient was recorded in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, with health workers tracing this case back to an international airport in the metropolis.
The patient is a 29-year-old porter working at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the city’s Tan Binh District, the Ministry of Health said in a report.
Nine porters in total at the airport have been confirmed as coronavirus patients as of Friday night.
The city has also documented 25 other patients since last month, when Vietnam was hit by a new wave of local infections.
Medical experts linked all 34 cases to Tan Son Nhat even though they did not know the primary source of transmission.
Five hundred and four local infections have been reported in 13 provinces and cities since January 28, including 341 in Hai Duong Province, 54 in Quang Ninh Province, 28 in Hanoi, and 34 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The health ministry announced six recoveries and 21 domestic COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the national tally to 2,091.
A total of 1,197 patients have recovered from the respiratory disease, whereas 35 have died of the pathogen, most having suffered critical comorbid conditions.
At the time of writing, almost 115,000 people are being quarantined in Vietnam after having contact with infected patients or entering the Southeast Asian country from virus-hit regions.