Vietnam enters 45th straight day without locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases

Saturday, 2020-10-17 09:36:36
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A total of 13,090 people who has close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-affected areas are being quarantined nationwide as of 6am on October 17.
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NDO/VNA - Vietnam records no new COVID-19 case over the past 12 hours to 6am on October 17, leaving the national count at 1,124, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

As such, the country has entered the 45th straight day without locally-transmitted cases, while it is the 60th day for Hanoi and the 77th day for Ho Chi Minh City.

A total of 1,031 patients have recovered, and the death toll remains at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, seven have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, four negative twice and 12 negative thrice. There is no patient in serious condition.

A total of 13,090 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-affected areas are being quarantined nationwide, with 166 at hospitals, 11,727 at concentrated facilities and 1,197 at home or accommodations.