Hanoi records two more infections linked to Vietnam's biggest Covid-19 hotspot

By Chi Le   February 1, 2021 | 07:32 am GMT+7
Hanoi records two more infections linked to Vietnam's biggest Covid-19 hotspot
A medic takes samples of a woman for the new coronavirus test in Cau Giay District of Hanoi, July 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Tat Dinh.
The Health Ministry confirmed two more Covid-19 cases in Hanoi Monday morning, raising the infection tally of Vietnam's new community transmission wave to 240.

The latest patients are both women, aged 40 and 48.

Tagged "1818" and "1819," they are residents in Nam Tu Liem and Cau Giay Districts of Hanoi. Both of them got infected with the new coronavirus after having contact with people who were later confirmed Covid-19 infections in Chi Linh Town of Hai Duong.

The new patients have raised Hanoi's tally in the new Covid-19 to 15.

The northern province of Hai Duong, more than one hour east of Hanoi, has become the biggest cluster of Covid-19 in Vietnam with 188 cases confirmed since Covid-19 returned to the community in Vietnam on January 28.

Its neighbor Quang Ninh has recorded 25 cases. Infections have spread to seven other cities and provinces, including Gia Lai with four patients, Bac Ninh (three), Hoa Binh (two), and HCMC, Hai Phong, Binh Duong (one each).

By Monday morning, Vietnam has recorded 1,819 cases and 362 are active.

Worldwide, the pandemic has killed more than 2.23 million after infection over 103.5 million.

 
 
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