Vietnam records 16 COVID-19 cases on February 28 afternoon hinh anh 1Workers have samples taken for COVID-19 testing before returning to work (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam reported 16 new COVID-19 cases over the past 12 hours to 6pm on February 28, raising the national tally to 2,448, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

Among the new infections, 12 locally infected cases were recorded in the northern province of Hai Duong, the country's largest COVID-19 hotspot, and four imported cases were found in the southern provinces of Tay Ninh and Dong Thap.

Of the total count, 1,542 were locally infected, including 849 cases since January 27.

A total 1,876 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far, and the death toll remains at 35.

Among those still under treatment, 62 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 53 twice and 95 thrice.

Ten provinces and cities have gone through 14 consecutive days without new locally-infected cases of COVID-19.

As many as 63,054 people who had close contact with confirmed patients or returned from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantine across the country./.
Chu Thị Thúy Dung source