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Vietnam reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

12 Aug 2020, 23:30 GMT+10

HANOI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 880, along with one more death from the disease, according to its Ministry of Health.

Among the new cases, three were recently returned from abroad and quarantined upon arrival while the rest 14 were recorded domestically, according to the ministry.

The newly-confirmed cases in the community included those reportedly in contact with previously confirmed cases at Da Nang Hospital in Vietnam's central Da Nang city, where a number of COVID-19 cases have been reported, according to the ministry.

The ministry also confirmed that one more death, a 55-year-old man from central Da Nang city, bringing the death toll to 17 as of Wednesday, adding that he had underlying medical conditions.

Meanwhile, one more patient has recovered, raising the total cured cases to 400 as of Wednesday, while there are over 134,200 people being quarantined and monitored in the country, according to the health ministry.

A village in northern Hai Duong province's Binh Giang district implemented a social distancing order from Tuesday after detecting a suspected COVID-19 case in the locality, Vietnam News Agency reported.

This suspected case was then confirmed by the health ministry on Wednesday.

Also, the authorities in central Quang Tri province decided to place lockdown on a residence area of its Gio Linh District starting from Tuesday as part of the efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, according to Vietnam News Agency.

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