Vietnam enters 33rd day without COVID-19 community infections

Tuesday, 2020-05-19 09:28:38
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A total of 263 patients or 81 percent have recovered.
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NDO/VNA - Vietnam has remained clear of COVID-19 community transmission for 33 straight days as no fresh case was confirmed on May 19 morning, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The national count now stays at 324, including 184 imported cases, the committee reported.

As many as 11,326 people are under health monitoring or quarantine, 302 of them in hospitals, 8,929 at concentrated facilities, and the rest at home and place of residence.

A total of 263 patients or 81 percent have recovered while the remainder are being treated at eight provincial and central medical facilities.

Among the active patients, two have tested negative for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes the acute respiratory disease once and six negative at least twice.

The British man, known as Patient 91, who is under treatment at the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, still shows no signs of recovery.