Of the new cases, 16 were in the Central city of Da Nang, one in Dong Nai with links to the Da Nang Hospital, and one was imported.

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The 16 new patients in Da Nang were all detected while in quarantine. The patient in Dong Nai had visited a relative in Da Nang Hospital and had close contact with patient 510.

The number of cases with links to the outbreak in Da Nang has risen to 222.

A total of 378 COVID-19 patients have given the all clear so far, while there have been eight fatalities.

Among the patients under treatment, 18 have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 once, and 13 others negative for at least twice.

More than 133,270 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or returned from pandemic-hit areas are being quarantined across the country.

Source: VNA