Vietnam reports two new COVID-19 cases on August 27

Update: 21:32 | 27/08/2020
Vietnam reported two new COVID-19 infections as of 6pm on August 27, raising the national count to 1,036, announced the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
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Health workers take care of a COVID-19 patient in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)

One of them was an imported case that was sent to a concentrated quarantine facility in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa upon arrival. The female patient returned home from Taiwan (China) on the VJ2849 flight of budget carrier Vietjet Air on August 7.

The other was a resident of the central city of Da Nang, the country’s largest outbreak. He had close contact with recently-detected COVID-19 patients.

Of the total COVID-19 cases in Vietnam, 688 were locally-transmitted ones. The number of infections linked to Da Nang city since July 25 has surged to 548.

Meanwhile, five patients were given the all-clear on August 27, lifting the recoveries to 636. The COVID-19 related fatalities have risen to 30.

Among those still under treatment, 41 have tested negative once for SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, 52 twice and 51 three times.

As many as 70,916 people who had close contact with confirmed cases or arrived from pandemic-hit regions are under quarantine at present.

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(Source: VNA)