HEALTH Updated at 15:25:16 10/20/2020  (Views:  35 )
No new COVID-19 cases in communi

No new COVID-19 cases in community for 47 straight days in Vietnam

Vietnam has gone through the 47th straight day without any COVID-19 infections in the community, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced on October 19 afternoon.

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

The tally stayed at 1,140 as six new imported cases were reported and quarantined right after their arrivals. Of the total, 1,046 have been treated successfully as 15 were given the all-clear on October 19.

Among the patients under treatment, 10 tested negative once to SARS-CoV-2 that causes the pandemic, three twice and five thrice. The country currently records no cases in critical conditions, and the number of fatalities stands at 35.

As many as 12,379 people nationwide who had close contact with patients or entered from pandemic-hit areas are under quarantine.

 The pandemic continues developing complicatedly in many countries. Many organisations have forecast the pandemic will linger on until 2021.

Source: VNA

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