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Vietnam records 5 new COVID-19 cases, 1,014 in total

HANOI, Aug. 22, 2020 (BSS/XINHUA) — Vietnam reported five new cases of COVID-19 infection on Saturday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 1,014 with 25 deaths from the disease so far, according to the ministry of health.

The five cases were all recorded in Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang, including merchants and staff at local markets and a man recently in contact with a COVID-19 infected patient, said the ministry.

With nearly 400 confirmed cases, Da Nang city currently has the highest number of COVID-19 infections in Vietnam, according to the data from the health ministry.

Meanwhile, 18 more COVID-19 patients have recovered, raising the total cured cases in the country to 563 as of Saturday while there are nearly 104,800 people being quarantined and monitored in the country, according to Vietnam News Agency.

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