Vietnam records 1 new COVID-19 case, 1,540 in total

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HANOI, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — Vietnam reported one new case of COVID-19 infection on Tuesday, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 1,540 with 35 deaths, according to its Ministry of Health.

The new case is a 20-year-old Vietnamese man who recently entered the country from abroad and was quarantined upon arrival.

The ministry also announced that 1,402 patients have been given the all-clear as of Tuesday.

Meanwhile, over 18,000 people are being quarantined and monitored, the ministry said.

The country has gone through 49 consecutive days without any new COVID-19 cases in the community, according to the ministry. Enditem

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