HANOI, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported eight new cases of COVID-19 infection on Sunday, raising its total confirmed cases to 1,134 with 35 deaths from the disease so far, according to its Ministry of Health.
The eight new cases, who are Vietnamese and Australian citizens, have recently entered the country from abroad and were quarantined upon arrival, said the ministry, noting that one of them is a 7-month-old boy.
The ministry also announced that as many as 1,031 COVID-19 patients in the country have been given all-clear as of Sunday.
Meanwhile, over 13,500 people are being quarantined and monitored in the country, the ministry said.
Vietnam has gone through 46 straight days without any COVID-19 cases in the community, according to the ministry.