Six COVID-19 cases confirmed on February 23 hinh anh 1The Ministry of Health advise people to strictly implement preventive measures against COVID-19 such as wearing facemask and washing hands regularly (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Six more COVID-19 cases were reported in the past 12 hours to 6pm February 23 with five in Hai Duong and one in Quang Ninh, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The new cases brought the national tally to 2,401, including 809 locally-transmitted cases since January 27.

A total of 1,717 patients have been given the all-clear, while the death toll remains at 35.

Among patients still under treatment, 69 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, 39 negative twice and 55 thrice.

More than 107,680 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or arrived from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined across the country./.