Collecting COVID-19 sample for RT-PCR test (Photo: VNA)

Of the total, 691 were locally-transmitted cases, including 551 recorded since July 25.

The number of fully recovered patients amounted to 931, while 35 died from complications related to the disease.

Among those still under treatment, 16 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, 12 others twice and 18 thrice. Three patients are in critical conditions.

There are 32,417 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present.

With the Prime Minister approving in policy the reopening of commercial air routes between Vietnam and a number of partners, the Ministry of Health has built a draft guide on SARS-CoV-2 quarantine and testing for people entering Vietnam. The draft is under review by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control before being submitted to the PM.

The ministry is also building a plan for sample collection and testing at border gates and airports in line with COVID-19 prevention and control in the “new normal” situation./.

CPV (Source: VNA)