Vietnam confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases on August 9 afternoon hinh anh 1People returning from Da Nang - the outbreak of COVID-19 - register for testing (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam reported another 29 COVID-19 cases on August 9 afternoon, taking the national count to 841, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

All of the new patients are related to the central city of Da Nang, the current pandemic hotspot.
Of the total cases, 317 are imported who were quarantined right after their arrival

There are currently 178,695 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entering Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined nationwide, including 5,252 at hospitals, 27,798 at other concentrated quarantine facilities, and 145,645 at home.

As many as 395 of the total patients have made full recovery. Among those under treatment, nine have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 that causes the disease once, and 37 others at least twice./.