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Vietnam on 56th day without new COVID-19 infection in community

No new COVID-19 case was reported from 6pm of October 27 to 6am of October 28, keeping the total infections at 1,172, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

So far, Vietnam has entered the 56th straight day without locally-transmitted cases.

Of the total infections, 691 were discovered in the community, including 551 found since the latest outbreak began on July 25.

Among the active patients, five have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, one twice and nine thrice. There are no patients in critical conditions.

Up to 1,062 patients have been given the all-clear. The fatalities remain at 35.

As many as 14,819 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or came from pandemic-hit areas are now under health monitoring nationwide,  including 175 in hospitals, 13,523 in other quarantine sites, and 1,121 at home or accommodation facilities.

The Ministry of Health advised the community to continue wearing masks and wash their hands regularly.