No new community COVID-19 infections reported in Vietnam for 34 days

Update: 10:03 | 20/05/2020
Vietnam has gone 34 straight days without new COVID-19 infection cases in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
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A woman has temperature checked. (Photo: VNA)

As of May 20 morning, the total infections in the country remained at 324, including 184 imported cases that had been quarantined upon their arrival.

More than 80 percent of the patients have recovered, and zero death has been reported, said the committee’s treatment subcommittee.

The most serious case is patient No.91 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 five times.

Meanwhile, 60 positive cases are being treated at medical facilities across the country.

At present, 7,954 people having contact with patients or entering from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined for health monitoring, including 331 at hospitals, 5,187 at concentrated quarantine centers, and 2,427 at home.

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(Source: VNA)