Viet Nam reports no new Covid-19 cases on 12 September morning, total recoveries hit 902

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
September 12, 2020, 09:56 [GMT+7]

Viet Nam reported no new Covid-19 cases on 12 September morning, the total number of active cases in the country remained at 1,060, including 691 locally transmitted virus cases, Viet Nam's National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control said. 

A COVID-19 control post in northern Hai Duong province (Photo: VNA)
A checkpoint in northern Hai Duong province (Photo: VNA)

Earlier, Viet Nam recorded one imported case of COVID-19 on Friday evening.

The 21-year-old man, hailing from central Thanh Hoa Province, was quarantined upon arrival after landing in Viet Nam on a flight from Russia on Tuesday.

He tested positive for the virus on Friday and is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ha Noi’s Dong Anh District.

Friday also saw nine COVID-19 recoveries including four in Da Nang, three in Quang Nam Province, one in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and one in northern Hai Duong Province.

In total, 35,390 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Viet Nam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined nationwide, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The Subcommittee for Treatment said up to 902 out of the 1,060 patients have made full recovery.

Among the active patients, 16 tested negative for coronavirus SAR-CoV-2 once, 17 twice and 21 thrice. Meanwhile, four patients are in a critical condition and face a high risk of death.

The country has so far recorded 35 deaths, mostly of them were elderly people with serious underlying diseases.

The ministry has called on every Vietnamese person to follow the message “Mask-Disinfectant-Keeping Distance-Avoiding crowded place-Health declaration” to live safely with the pandemic.

The ministry recommended each citizen make a health declaration on the NCOVI app and install the Bluezone application to be warned of the risk of COVID-19 infection.

Source: VNA/VNS/ DA NANG Today