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No new COVID-19 cases to report on Oct. 23 morning

Vietnam had no new cases of COVID-19 to report as of 6 a.m. on October 24, entering the 52nd consecutive day without any new infections in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country has documented 1,148 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far.

Of the total, 691 were infected with the virus domestically, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave began there on July 25.

As many as 1,049 patients have recovered while 35 have died from complications related to the disease. Most of the fatalities were the elderly with serious underlying health conditions.

Among the patients still under treatment, five have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, six twice, and 11 thrice. Currently, there is no patient in critical conditions.

There are 14,149 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 159 in hospitals, 13,185 in concentrated quarantine sites, and 805 at home or accommodation facilities./.