Vietnam records no new COVID-19 infections in community for 27 days

Wednesday, 2020-05-13 22:09:27
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252 patients have been given the all-clear from COVID-19 and discharged from hospitals, according the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on May 13 evening, marking it 27 days in a row without new infections in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The committee added that 148 imported cases have been quarantined upon their arrival.

So far, 13,719 people having close contact with patients or entering from the pandemic-hit regions have been quarantined, including 324 at hospitals, 7,254 at concentrated quarantine areas and 6,141 at home.

The committee’s treatment subcommittee reported that 252 patients have given the all-clear from COVID-19 and discharged from hospitals, while 36 others are being treated at centrally-run and provincial health facilities. Most of them are in stable condition.

As of May 13 afternoon, six patients tested negative for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, and 11 tested negative twice or more.