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Vietnam logs zero new COVID-cases on September 24 morning

Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases within the past 12 hours as of 6 a.m on September 24, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country has recorded 1,069 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far. Of the total, 691 were locally-transmitted cases, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave hit the locality on July 25.

As many as 991 patients have recovered while 35 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, nine have tested negative for the virus once, 6 twice and 10 thrice.
There are 20,590 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from the pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 336 in hospitals, 13,073 in other quarantine sites, and 7,181 at home.

As the COVID-19 pandemic can return at any time, the Ministry of Health recommended people wear face masks in crowded places, and wash hands with soap or hand sanitiser regularly.