No new COVID-19 infections recorded on September 15 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – No new COVID-19 cases were detected over the past 12 hours, leaving the tally unchanged at 1,063 as of 6pm on September 15, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.  

Of the total, 691 were locally-transmitted cases, including 551 recorded since July 25.

Five patients were given the all clear on September 15, raising the number of fully recovered patients to 931, while 35 died from complications related to the disease.

Among those still under treatment, 16 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 12 others twice and 18 three times. Three patients are in critical conditions.

There are 32,578 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present.

 The Health Ministry has called on residents to wear masks in public places, regularly wash hands with soap, avoid crowd gatherings, and install Bluezone, an app helping track infections of COVID-19./.