HCMC – Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally remained unchanged at 1,038 this morning, August 29, as the Ministry of Health reported no fresh Covid-19 cases.
Local hospitals have discharged 663 Covid-19 patients while as many as 124 patients under treatment have tested negative for Covid-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, one or three times.
The nation has reported 689 locally-transmitted cases to date, with 549 of them linked to the Danang coronavirus hotspot since July 25.
Over 61,100 people who had close contact with Covid-19 patients or returned from pandemic-hit countries have been quarantined, with 1,360 people quarantined at local hospitals.
Among 13 critically-ill patients, six are expected to succumb to the disease.
Up to now, Vietnam has confirmed 30 Covid-19 deaths. Most of them were elderly people with underlying health conditions, including end-stage kidney disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, multiorgan failure and pneumonia.