Six COVID-19 cases confirmed on February 23

Tuesday, 2021-02-23 22:08:35
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NDO/VNA – Six more COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 12 hours to 6pm February 23 with five in Hai Duong and one in Quang Ninh, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The new cases brought the national tally to 2,401, including 809 locally-transmitted cases since January 27.

A total of 1,717 patients have been given the all-clear, while the death toll remains at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, 69 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, 39 negative twice and 55 thrice.

More than 107,680 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined across the country.

Four more COVID-19 patients in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai were declared on February 23 to have fully recovered, raising the total number of recoveries in the locality to five.

The four people will continue to be quarantined at home for the next 14 days, as regulated.

The province now has 22 active patients in stable health conditions. Many have tested negative for the coronavirus twice or three times.

Gia Lai detected no new infections from February 12 to the morning of February 23. A total of 47,400 samples were taken, of which 27 tested positive, while 733 are still awaiting results.