Vietnam sees no new COVID-19 cases, total stands at 1,049 hinh anh 1A health worker takes a swab for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The COVID-19 tally in Vietnam remains at 1,049 as the country continued to have no new COVID-19 cases to report within 12 hours as of 6am of September 8, according to the national steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control.

Of the total, 691 were infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 domestically, including 551 linked with central Da Nang city since the latest outbreak began there on July 25.

As many as 854 patients have recovered while 35 have succumbed to the disease. Most of the fatalities were the elderly with serious underlying health conditions.

Among those still under treatment, 14 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 19 others twice and 33 thrice.

There are 37,474 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 834 in hospitals, 13,365 in other quarantine sites and 23,274 at home or accommodation facilities./.