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No new COVID-19 cases posted on Oct. 14 morning

No new cases of COVID-19 were detected in Vietnam between 6 pm on October 13 and 6 am on October 14, with the national count remaining at 1,113, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

As such, the country entered the 42nd day without community transmission of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Among all cases, 691 are domestically infected, including 551 added since July 25 when the latest outbreak began, and the rest are imported.

As many as 1,026 patients have recovered while the number of fatalities stands at 35.

Of those still under treatment, eight have tested negative for the virus once, two others twice, and 14 thrice. No patients are in critical condition at present.

There are 12,484 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit areas under quarantine at present, including 147 in hospitals, 11,512 in other concentrated quarantine sites, and 825 at home or accommodation facilities.

The World Health Organisation has predicted that the pandemic might last throughout 2021 due to the absence of vaccines. Given the context, Vietnam has consistently worked for the dual goals of fighting the epidemic while developing the economy, with safety given the top priority./