Vietnam records no new COVID-19 infections in community for 38 days

Sunday, 2020-05-24 21:21:45
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Over 80% of Vietnam's 325 COVID-19 patients have recovered.
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NDO/VNA - Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on May 24 evening, marking it 38 straight days the country has detected no new infections in the community.

The country has to date confirmed 325 COVID-19 infection cases, of them 185 were imported ones and quarantined right after they entering Vietnam, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

As many as 15,412 people having close contact with confirmed patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions have been quarantined, including 58 at hospitals, 8,523 at concentrated quarantine establishments and 8,631 at home.

Up to 267 patients, or 82 percent of the total, have been given the all-clear while 58 others are undergoing treatment at medical establishments across the country.

Seven patients were tested negative for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once and four others tested negative twice or more.