Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 infections on Sep 22 morning

Tuesday, 2020-09-22 09:50:19
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Vietnamese citizens returning from abroad go to a concentrated quarantine facility for 14-day quarantine. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – No new COVID-19 cases were recorded overnight, making the tally stay unchanged at 1,068, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said on Tuesday morning (Sep 22).

>>> Vietnam goes through 19 days without community transmissions

As of 6 am today, Vietnam had 691 domestically-transmitted cases, including 551 reported since July 25.

To date, 947 patients have been treated successfully and there have also been 35 deaths linked with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, mostly elderly people with serious underlying health conditions.

Among 121 active patients, 15 have tested negative for the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 once, two others twice, and 19 thrice.

Currently, there are 23,725 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine.

New SARS-CoV-2 testing plan approved

The Health Ministry on September 21 issued Decision No.4042/QĐ-BYT on approving the SARS-CoV-2 testing plan amid COVID-19 pandemic in replace of Decision No. 2245/QĐ-BYT dated April 22.

The common goal of the plan is to detect COVID-19 cases for timely monitoring, quarantine and treatment.

The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur Institute, Health Departments, and the Centres for Disease Control were also asked to report testing activities to the ministry in line with regulations.

As of September 13, there were 137 labs nationwide eligible for SARS-CoV-2 testing using Real-time RT-PCR method with a maximum capacity of over 51,125 samples per day.

Among over 1 million samples tested, as many as 1,063 were positive for the virus.