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COVID-19: Vietnam records no new cases, 258 in total

by VOV12 April 2020 Last updated at 10:42 AM

VTV.vn - The total number of coronavirus cases in Vietnam remained at 258 with no more new patients reported as of 6 am on April 12 morning, according to the Ministry of Health.

Of the 258 confirmed patients in Vietnam, 159 returned from abroad, making up 61.6%, and 99 were identified as secondary infections.

Earlier on April 11 afternoon, the Ministry of Health announced the discovery of one more new case positive for the novel coronavirus in Me Linh district of Hanoi.

Statistically, a total of 72,508 people coming into close contact and returning from epidemic-hit areas are being kept in quarantine for health monitoring, of whom 1,198 are being put in concentrated isolation in hospitals. The remaining cases are undergoing self-isolation at home or at places of residence.

According to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 25 cases have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once or twice.

The National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on April 11, sent an urgent document regarding the testing of COVID-19 to health facilities in centrally-run provinces and cities across the nation.

Under the direction of the Prime Minister, provincial and municipal health facilities which have been equipped with medical equipment, and ensure sufficient human resources and biologicals for laboratories, are able to conduct SARS-CoV-2 virus testing locally.

According to the Ministry of Health, Vietnam is currently using the RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) lab technique and quick test kits produced by the Military Medical Academy to ensure the ability to provide accurate coronavirus testing without replying the outside supply.

Vietnam is the leading nation to have the number of people tested in a positive case, with testing capacity of 27,000 samples per day.

By the end of April 10, the total of tested samples was 118,807, including 257 positive, and 118,550 negative.

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