Two new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients and two virus-related deaths were reported in Vietnam on Saturday, the Ministry of Health announced.
Among the two new patients, one is a local case in the central city of Da Nang while the other is an imported case from Germany.
Patient No. 1039 is a 20-year-old man with a permanent address in the north-central province of Quang Binh.
He arrived in Ho Chi Minh City from Germany on the flight VN5063 on Thursday, August 27, and was immediately transferred to a centralized quarantine facility in neighboring Binh Duong Province.
He tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday and is being treated at Binh Duong Province General Hospital.
Patient No. 1040 is a 55-year-old man in Hoa Vang District, Da Nang.
He was an inpatient at Da Nang Hospital between July 23 and August 13, before being transferred to the 199 Hospital under the Ministry of Public Security.
He tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday.
Vietnam also reported the deaths of two COVID-19 patients on Saturday — a 28-year-old man battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia in central Quang Nam Province and a 67-year-old woman in Da Nang with chronic kidney failure and diabetes.
The Southeast Asian country discharged 14 COVID-19 patients from hospitals on Saturday, bringing the number of full recoveries to 677.
Vietnam has logged a total of 1,040 COVID-19 patients since the pandemic first hit in January, including 690 local cases.
A total of 550 local infections have been reported in the country since July 25, when Da Nang reported a local case after Vietnam had gone 99 days without transmission in the community.
Thirty-two COVID-19 patients, aged 28 to 93, have died in Vietnam, most of whom have severe underlying conditions. Two other patients died after having tested negative for the coronavirus three to four times.