Vietnam reports no new COVID-19 cases on October 23

Friday, 2020-10-23 22:03:06
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NDO/VNA – No new COVID-19 cases were recorded on October 23, making the tally stay unchanged at 1,148, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

>>> No COVID-19 infections in community for 51 days

Among all the cases, 691 are domestically infected cases, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave began there on July 25.

Vietnam has gone through 51 consecutive days without infections in the community.

As many as 1,049 COVID-19 patients have been given the all-clear.

Among patients under treatment at medical establishments across the country, five tested negative for the virus once, six others twice and 11 thrice.

Currently, there is no COVID-19 patient in critical conditions, while 35 deaths related to the disease have been reported to date.

There are 13,652 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine.

The Health Ministry said the risk of COVID-19 entering the country remains high with more flights bringing Vietnamese citizens and foreign experts home. It urged continued strict implementation of epidemic prevention measures.