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The committee reported that no new COVID-19 case was recorded in Vietnam over the last 12 hours as of 6am of October 29, marking the 57th straight day without locally-transmitted cases.
Of the total infections, 691 were discovered in the community, including 551 found since the latest outbreak began on July 25.
Among the active patients, six have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, two twice and eight thrice. There are no patients in critical conditions. The death toll remains at 35.
As many as 14,216 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or came from pandemic-hit areas are now under health monitoring nationwide, including 172 in hospitals, 12,812 in other quarantine sites, and 1,132 at home or accommodation facilities.
The pandemic has so far ravaged 217 countries and territories, killing over 1.1 million people.
Although it has been effectively controlled in Vietnam, the Ministry of Health still advised the community to continue wearing masks and wash their hands regularly./.