Vietnam reports 24 new COVID-19 cases and one death

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's health ministry on Friday reported 24 new COVID-19 cases and one death, bringing the total tally to 929 cases with 21 fatalities. Of the new cases, 17 patients are linked to the central city of Danang, the epicentre of a new outbreak that began late last month

Reuters August 15, 2020 01:14:00 IST
Vietnam reports 24 new COVID-19 cases and one death

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HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's health ministry on Friday reported 24 new COVID-19 cases and one death, bringing the total tally to 929 cases with 21 fatalities.

Of the new cases, 17 patients are linked to the central city of Danang, the epicentre of a new outbreak that began late last month.

Over 175,000 people are being quarantined in the country, including 5,000 at hospitals, around 25,000 at centralised quarantine centres and the rest at home, it added.

(Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; editing by John Stonestreet)

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