Da Nang reports seven more Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   August 25, 2020 | 03:36 am PT
Da Nang reports seven more Covid-19 cases
Medics carry tools for mass testing of Covid-19 on a street in Son Tra District of Da Nang, August 3, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.
Seven community transmission cases in Da Nang have taken the national Covid-19 tally to 1,029 and the number of active cases to 409 on Tuesday.

"Patient 1023," 20, male and "patient 1024," 16, female, are residents of Hoa Vang District’s Hoa Tien Ward.

They live in a neighborhood that has already been isolated after it registered many locally transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus. Their samples were taken on Monday.

The other five new cases, patients 1025 to 1029, are two men and three women aged between 20 and 70. Residents of My An Ward in Ngu Hanh Son District, they are relatives of a woman who was confirmed a Covid-19 patient earlier.

Since July 25, when the country recorded its first community transmission of the virus after more than three months, 547 people have been infected.

Community infections since have spread from Da Nang to 14 other localities.

A month-long lockdown imposed on the city’s Da Nang Hospital was lifted Tuesday afternoon. This is the third and last hospital in Da Nang to be freed from lockdown, after the Da Nang Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Hospital on August 10 and the Da Nang Hospital C on August 8.

Also Tuesday, four more Covid-19 recoveries were announced in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.

The pandemic has killed 27 patients, who also suffered from other severe diseases including kidney failure and cancer.

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