No new COVID-19 cases reported on August 28 morning, 12 in serious conditions hinh anh 1A COVID-19 checkpoint (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam’s total COVID-19 cases remained at 1,036 as of 6:00 on August 28 as no new infections were confirmed over the past 12 hours, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Of the total, 687 are locally transmitted, with 548 linked to the outbreak in the central city of Da Nang.

As many as 69,485 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or came from pandemic-hit areas are under quarantine nationwide.

The committee’s treatment sub-committee reported that 637 patients have been given the all-clear. The death toll has reached 30.

Among the active patients, 49 have tested negative for the coronavirus once, 47 twice and 31 three times.

The sub-committee said there are 12 patients who are in very serious conditions, nine of them very critical and three may die at any time./.