Vietnamese citizens at a quarantine site (Photo: VNA)

The country has documented 1,168 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far.

Of the total, 691 were infected with the virus domestically, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave began there on July 25.

As many as 1,057 patients have recovered while 35 have 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, three have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, five twice and ten thrice. Currently, there is no patient in critical conditions.

There are 14,901 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit region under quarantine at present, including 173 in hospitals, 13,615 in concentrated quarantine sites and 1,113 at home or accommodation facilities.

According to the Ministry of Health, the outbreak has been put under control; however, as the coronavirus may get worse during winter-spring season, the Ministry of Health continues to recommend local people wear face masks and wash hands with sanitiser regularly.

As of October 25, global COVID-19 infections topped 43 million worldwide, and the number of people who died with coronavirus passed 1.15 million./.

CPV (Source: VNA)