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Two imported cases of COVID-19 reported on October 17

Two cases of COVID-19, all imported, were recorded in the afternoon of October 17, raising the total count to 1,126, according to the Ministry of Health.

One of the patients is a 30-year-old Indian expert who is in quarantine after his arrival at HCM City-based Tan Son Nhat International Airport on October 6, and is being treated at the city hospital for tropical diseases.

The other is a 37-year-old Vietnamese returning from Myanmar. He was also quarantined after arriving at Can Ranh airport in the central province of Khanh Hoa on October 15.

Some 13,090 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or come from pandemic-hit areas are under health monitoring nationwide.

A total of 1,031 patients have been given the all-clear so far. The death toll remains at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, seven have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, four twice and 12 thrice./.