Among the total, 160 (60%) are imported cases while the 108 remainders contracted the novel coronavirus from other patients in the community.
Meanwhile, there are 45 cases still under treatment throughout the nation, including 12 testing negative for SARS-CoV-2 once and eight testing twice.
Notably, 223 out of 268 confirmed cases, accounting for 83%, were released from hospital after giving the all-clear.
12 positive cases in treatment have tested negative for the virus in the first test, while eight others’ second tests have come back negative. As many as 67,022 people are being put into isolation, including 358 at hospitals, 18,263 at concentrated quarantine sites and 48,401 are isolated at home or at places of residence.
According to a report released by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, as of 12pm on April 22, over 2.5 million cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been recorded across 212 countries and territories globally, resulting in 177,641 deaths.
Domestically, there has been no new cases reported since April 17, while a total of 222 patients have fully recovered from the virus, accounting for 83% of the overall number of infected cases. At present three severely ill patients, the nation’s 20th, 91st, and 161st cases, are all receiving intensive treatment and have made solid progress in recent days.
Regarding the country’s 268th case in the northern province of Ha Giang, 358 local people have had samples taken to test them for the COVID-19, with 302 samples coming back negative for the virus whilst the remainder are waiting to receive their results.
The National Steering Committee has been closely monitoring developments related to the virus in recent times. Indeed, they have spent time analysing forecasts and proposals made by scientists and have therefore been able to agree on the criteria of cases detected within a community which serve as important factors behind the classification of localities based on their level of risk.