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No new COVID-19 infections in community for 10 consecutive days

Vietnam recorded no new COVID-19 cases on September 12, marking 10 days in a row without infections in the community since the second outbreak hit central Da Nang city on July 25, according the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The total number of COVID-19 infections remained at 1,060, of which 691 are locally transmitted cases.

On September 12, eight more COVID-19 patients were given the all-clear after testing negative for SARS-CoV-2.
The total number of people who have now beaten the virus now stands at 910.

The latest patients to recover are five in central Da Nang city and three in central Quang Nam province.

During treatment, these patients all had tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 three times. They currently are in a stable condition.
They will all now be quarantined at their homes for 14 days according to pandemic prevention regulations.

As many as 35,390 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined nationwide, including 590 in hospitals, 16,433 in concentrated quarantine establishments and 18,367 at home.

Among the active patients, 16 tested negative for coronavirus SAR-CoV-2 once, 17 twice and 21 three times.

The country has so far recorded 35 deaths, mostly of them were elderly people with serious underlying diseases.

The Ministry of Health has called on every Vietnamese person to follow the message “Mask-Disinfectant-Keeping Distance-Avoiding crowded place-Health declaration” to live safely with the pandemic.

The ministry recommended each citizen make a health declaration on the NCOVI app and install the Bluezone application to be warned of the risk of COVID-19 infection./.