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Vietnam records no COVID-19 cases early October 12

Vietnam logged zero new COVID-19 cases within the past 12 hours as of 6 a.m of October 12, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country has documented 1,109 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 1,024 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, four have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, one twice and 16 thrice. Currently, there is no patient in critical conditions.

There are 16,160 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 282 in hospitals, 13,331 in concentrated quarantine sites and 2,547 at home or accommodation facilities.

The COVID-19 pandemic may last until the end of 2021 as no vaccine has been ready so far, according to the World Health Organisation./.