Vietnam had no new cases of COVID-19 to report as of 6 p.m. on October 24, marking the full 52 consecutive days without any new infections in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
The country has documented 1,160 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far, as it reported 12 imported cases who were quarantined right after their arrivals, Vietnam News Agency reported.
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 1,051 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, four have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, three twice, and 16 thrice. Currently, there is no patient in critical conditions.
There are 14,149 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 159 in hospitals, 13,185 in concentrated quarantine sites, and 805 at home or accommodation facilities.
Worldwide, over 42 million people have been infected, with fatalities climbing to over 1.1. million.
According to Vietnam+