Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam logged zero new COVID-19 cases within the past 12 hours as of 6 a.m. on October 20, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control .
The country has documented 1,140 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 1,046 patients have recovered and 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, 10 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, three twice and five thrice. Currently, there is no patient in critical conditions.
There are 13,537 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit region under quarantine at present, including 148 in hospitals, 12,277 in concentrated quarantine sites and 1,112 at home or accommodation facilities.
According to the Ministry of Health, the outbreak has been put under control. However, as the coronavirus may get worse during the winter-spring season, the ministry recommends people to continue wearing face masks and washing hands with sanitiser regularly./.