Vietnam reports no community transmissions of COVID-19 for 58th day hinh anh 1A quarantine site in Ha Nam province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam logged no COVID-19 infections in community for 58 consecutive days as of 6am on October 30, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country has recorded 1,177 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far. Of the total, 691 were locally-transmitted cases, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave hit the locality on July 25.

As many as 1,062 patients have recovered. Thirty five died from complications related to the disease. Most of the fatalities were the elderly with serious underlying health conditions.

Among the patients still under treatment, five have tested negative for the virus once, three twice and seven thrice.

There are 14,184 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from the pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 172 in hospitals, 12,673 in other quarantine sites, and 1,339 at home.

As the COVID-19 pandemic can return at any time, the Ministry of Health recommended people wear face masks in crowded places, and wash hands with soap or hand sanitisers regularly.

To date, global COVID-19 infections topped 44 million worldwide, and the number of people who died from the coronavirus passed 1.1 million. The US is the worst-hit country, followed by India and Brazil./.