Vietnam clear of COVID-19 community infections for 35 straight days
16:19 | 22/05/2020 Print Article
No new COVID-19 case was confirmed on May 21, marking the 35th straight day Vietnam has gone without community transmission, the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control reported.
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The national tally stands at 324, including 184 imported cases that were quarantined upon arrival, according to the committee.
Two patients were discharged from the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases after making complete recovery on the day. One of them is a 44-year-old woman, a staff member of Truong Sinh Ltd., Co., whose test result turned positive after she recovered on April 16. The other is from Ha Loi village, Me Linh commune, Hanoi.
A total of 266 out of 324 patients have recovered as updated on May 21 evening. The remainder are being treated at nine national and provincial medial facilities, with four testing negative once for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the acute respiratory disease, and four negative at least twice.
Nearly 12,990 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or returned from pandemic-hit areas are under health monitoring, of whom 307 stay at hospitals, 7,663 at other concentrated facilities and 5,047 at home and place of residence.