Vietnam goes four weeks without new COVID-19 community infections

Thursday, 2020-05-14 10:12:50
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NDO/VNA – Vietnam reported no new COVID-19 cases on May 14 morning, marking it four weeks in a row without any community transmissions, 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.

Six patients have tested negative for the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, and 11 tested negative twice or more.