VIETNAM RECORDS 45TH DAY SANS LOCALLY-TRANSMITTED COVID CASES
Vietnam has recorded no new COVID-19 case over the past 12 hours to 6 a.m. on Saturday, leaving the national count at 1,124, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Thus, the country has entered the 45th straight day without locally-transmitted cases. It would be 60th day that Hanoi reported no cases and the 77th day for Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. A total of 1,031 patients have recovered and the death toll remains at 35.
Among patients still under treatment, seven have tested negative for COVID once, four negative twice and 12 negative thrice. There is no patient in serious condition.
A total of 13,090 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-affected areas are being quarantined nationwide, with 166 at hospitals, 11,727 at concentrated facilities and 1,197 at home or accommodations, the Malaysian news agency BERNAMA also reported.