No COVID-19 infections in community for 51 days
hanguyen0409 23-10-2020, 09:57
Hanoi (VNA) – With no new cases of COVID-19 reported as of 6 a.m on October 23 morning, Vietnam has not seen any new infections in the community for the past 51 days, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
No COVID-19 infections in community for 51 days

A quarantine site in Hung Yen province (Photo: VNA)

The country has documented 1148 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far.

Of the total, 691 were infected with the virus domestically, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave began there on July 25.

As many as 1049 patients have recovered while 35 have died from complications related to the disease. Most of the fatalities were the elderly with serious underlying health conditions.

Among the patients still under treatment, seven have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, five twice and one thrice. Currently, there is no patient in critical conditions.

There are 13652 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 149 in hospitals, 12421 in concentrated quarantine sites, and 1082 at home or accommodation facilities.

The COVID-19 pandemic may last until the end of 2021 as no vaccine has been ready so far, according to the World Health Organisation./.