No COVID-19 infections in community for 51 days hinh anh 1A quarantine site in Hung Yen province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – With no new cases of COVID-19 reported as of 6 a.m on October 23 morning, Vietnam has not seen any new infections in the community for the past 51 days, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country has documented 1,148 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far.

Of the total, 691 were infected with the virus domestically, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave began there on July 25.

As many as 1,049 patients have recovered while 35 have died from complications related to the disease. Most of the fatalities were the elderly with serious underlying health conditions.

Among the patients still under treatment, seven have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, five twice and one thrice. Currently, there is no patient in critical conditions.

There are 13,652 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 149 in hospitals, 12,421 in concentrated quarantine sites, and 1,082 at home or accommodation facilities.

The COVID-19 pandemic may last until the end of 2021 as no vaccine has been ready so far, according to the World Health Organisation./.