Vietnam goes through 19 days without community transmissions

Monday, 2020-09-21 21:14:25
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam recorded no COVID-19 infections on September 21, making it the 19th day in a row without community transmission.

The tally remains unchanged at 1,068, including 691 domestically-transmitted cases, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

On the day, five more patients were declared to recover fully, raising the total treated successfully to 947. To date, there have also been 35 deaths linked with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, mostly elderly people with serious underlying health conditions.

Fifteen active patients have tested negative for the virus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19 once, two others twice, and 19 thrice.

There are currently 24,626 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine.

According to the steering committee, at present, COVID-19 outbreaks in Vietnam are basically put under control, but there remains a risk of infection in major urban areas if locals are subjective in disease prevention and control.

People nationwide are advised to continue wearing face masks, wash their hands regularly, keep distance with others, avoid crowed gatherings and make health declarations.