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HCMC becomes worst-hit locality in new coronavirus wave

By Le Nga   July 3, 2021 | 10:30 pm PT
HCMC becomes worst-hit locality in new coronavirus wave
Medical workers prepare to test students for Covid-19 in HCMC's Go Vap District, July 3, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
Vietnam recorded 254 new local Covid-19 cases Sunday noon, bringing the tally in HCMC to 5,865 cases, becoming the worst-hit locality in the latest coronavirus wave.

213 cases were recorded in HCMC, 11 in Binh Duong, 10 in Phu Yen, five in Long An, four in Binh Dinh, two each in Vinh Long, Hai Phong, Bac Giang and Tay Ninh, and one each in Ninh Thuan, Ha Tinh and Tra Vinh.

211 cases in HCMC have been contained within quarantine zones and locked down areas. Two are being contact traced.

Five cases in Binh Duong are close contact cases, while six others are being contact traced.

All the cases in Phu Yen, Long An, Binh Dinh, Vinh Long, Hai Phong, Bac Giang, Ha Tinh and Tra Vinh are close contact cases.

The cases in Tay Ninh and Ninh Thuan all returned from HCMC.

Vietnam has recorded 16,096 cases in 52 of its 63 cities and provinces since the fourth Covid-19 wave broke out in the nation on April 27.

With HCMC taking the lead at 5,865 cases, Bac Giang follows behind with 5,660 cases.

 
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