No new COVID-19 infections recorded on February 17 morning, total number reaches 2,311

Viet Nam reported no new locally-transmitted COVID-19 cases from 6pm on February 16 to 6am on February 17, keeping the country's total number of infections at 2,311.
No new COVID-19 infections recorded on February 17 morning, total number reaches 2,311
A quarantine area in Chi Linh city, Hai Duong province. (Photo: VNA)

Among the cases, 1,412 were infected in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

At present, a total of 145,925 people who had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 patients or entered Viet Nam from pandemic-hit regions are being under quarantine nationwide, including 584 in hospitals, 15,251 in state-designated establishments and 130,090 others at home.

Among patients still undergoing treatment, 37 have tested negative for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 29 twice and 20 thrice.

The death toll related to the disease remained at 35, while 1,573 patients have been given the all-clear from the virus.

According to the Health Ministry, the pandemic is basically put under control in 12 out of 13 provinces and cities which have reported domestically-infected outbreaks, excluding Hai Duong province.

However, the ministry recommended people remain proactive in pandemic prevention and control by continuing to wear face masks when going out, disinfecting frequently, maintaining a safe distance, refraining from gatherings, and making medical declarations.

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(Source: VNA)