Vietnam records eight new COVID-19 cases, 1,168 in total

HANOI (XINHUA) – Vietnam reported eight new cases of COVID-19 infection yesterday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 1,168 with 35 deaths from the disease so far, according to its Ministry of Health.

The new cases, including two one-year-old boys, are all Vietnamese citizens who have recently entered the country from abroad and were quarantined upon arrival, said the ministry.

The ministry announced that six more patients have been given all-clear, raising the total cured cases in the country to 1,057 as of yesterday.

Meanwhile, nearly 14,600 people are being quarantined and monitored in the country, the ministry said.

Vietnam has gone through 53 straight days without any COVID-19 cases in the community, according to the ministry.