45 new COVID-19 infections found on February 8 hinh anh 1Medical staff take samples for COVID-19 testing in Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Febuary 6 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam found 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the community over the past 12 hours to 6pm on February 8, pushing the national count to 2,050, including 1,160 locally-transmitted cases, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the new cases, three are in the northern province of Quang Ninh, three in Hanoi, two in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai, 25 in Ho Chi Minh City, and 12 in the northern province of Hai Duong.

Among patients undergoing treatment at medical establishments, 106 tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, seven twice and five thrice. The number of deaths related to the disease remained at 35.

As many as 89,782 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined, including 529 in hospitals, 19,879 in state-designated quarantine establishments and the remaining 69,374 at their residences.

The Ministry of Health recommended people to continue serious following its message featuring 5K (in Vietnamese) Khau trang (facemask)- (Khu khuan) disinfection- (Khoang cach) distance- (Khong tu tap) no gathering – (Khai bao y te) health declaration, and install the Bluezone tracing app in order to live safely with the COVID-19 pandemic./.