Weekly COVID-19 update
10:53 | 16/11/2020

VGP – There were 68 new imported cases of Coronavirus infections last week, bringing its patient tally to 1,281, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The latest patients include two foreign nationals from Russia and Hungary. The rest are 67 Vietnamese returnees of whom two were repatriated from the Netherlands, one from Angola, 25 from Romania, one from the U.S., three from France, three from Japan, six from Qatar, and 26 from Russia.

Meanwhile, 33 patients were declared free of the virus over the past week, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,103. 

Of the current 178 active patients still under treatment, 14 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 at least once; 12 twice and 13 others thrice. None of them are in critical health conditions.

The number of fatalities stood at 35 deaths, including 31 in Da Nang, 3 in Quang Nam and 1 in Quang Tri.

A total of 15,549 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or returning from pandemic-hit areas are under health monitoring nationwide.

Viet Nam has entered the 75th consecutive day without a single domestic infection of COVID-19 as of 7am, November 16, 2020.

The two biggest cities, Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City reported no community-transmitted case of COVID-19 over the past 90 and 107 days respectively.

On November 13, newly-appointed Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long called for COVID-19 prevention and control measures to be tightened amid swift and complicated evolution of the pandemic around the world.

Viet Nam pledged to contribute US$100,000 to the ASEAN COVID-19 Response Fund and and US$5 million worth of medical supplies to the Regional Reserve of Medical Supplies at the 37th ASEAN Summit in an collective effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and promote comprehensive recovery./.

By Kim Loan

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