No new community COVID-19 infections reported for 36 days

Friday, 2020-05-22 10:09:33
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A treatment area for COVID-19 patients at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi. (Photo: VOV)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam confirmed no new COVID-19 cases from May 21 afternoon to May 22 morning, marking the 36th consecutive day without community transmission.

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According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the total infections in the country stands at 324, including 184 imported cases which were quarantined upon their arrival.

As many as 266 out of 324 patients have recovered as updated on May 22 morning, accounting for 82 percent of the total.

The 58 remainders are being treated at nine national and provincial medial facilities, with four testing negative once for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the acute respiratory disease, and four negative at least twice.

A total of 14,744 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or returned from pandemic-hit areas are under health monitoring, of whom 266 were quarantined at hospitals, 7,726 at other concentrated facilities and 6,752 at home.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, who is head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, has warned of the increased risk of infection in the near future, requiring the entire disease prevention system to not let guard down.