A health worker gets a testing sample (Photo: VNA).

The country has documented 1,059 SARS-CoV-2 infections so far. Of the total, 691 were locally transmitted, including 551 linked with Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave began there on July 25.

As many as 893 patients have recovered while 35 died from complications related to the disease. Most of the fatalities were the elderly with serious underlying health conditions.

Among 166 still under treatment, 19 have tested negative for the novel coronavirus once, 15 others twice and 22 thrice. Currently, four patients are in critical conditions.

There are 35,799 people having close contact with confirmed cases or coming from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 603 in hospitals, 16,432 in other quarantine sites and 18,765 at home./.

CPV (Source: VNA)