HCMC coronavirus tally in new wave tops 11,000

By Le Nga   July 9, 2021 | 11:00 pm PT
HCMC coronavirus tally in new wave tops 11,000
A section of Co Giang Street in downtown District 1 is blocked to restrict traffic as HCMC began semi-lockdown on July 9, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Vietnam recorded 790 new local Covid-19 cases Saturday noon, including 600 in HCMC, bringing the coronavirus tally in the southern city to 11,415.

75 other cases were recorded in Tien Giang, 50 in Dong Thap, 26 in Vinh Long, seven each in Soc Trang, Hung Yen and Phu Yen, four in Bac Giang, two each in Tra Vinh, Ca Mau and Bac Ninh, and one each in Ninh Thuan, Bac Lieu, Kien Giang, Binh Dinh, Ha Tinh, Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh and Ha Nam.

524 cases in HCMC have been contained within quarantine zones and locked down areas, and 76 are being contact traced. The city's tally has been up by more than 1,000 from Friday.

40 cases in the Mekong Delta's Tien Giang have been within quarantine zones and locked down areas, 16 returned from HCMC, 11 are linked to a company in Go Cong Town, and eight are being contact traced.

All the cases in Dong Thap, Hung Yen, Phu Yen, Tra Vinh, Ca Mau, Ha Tinh, Thanh Hoa and Bac Ninh are close contact cases.

24 cases in the Mekong Delta's Vinh Long are close contact cases, and two are linked to the Binh Dien market in HCMC's District 8.

Three cases in Soc Trang, another Mekong Delta province, are close contact cases, two returned from Binh Duong and two returned from HCMC.

Three cases in the northern province of Bac Giang are close contact cases and one returned from HCMC.

The case in the Mekong Delta's Bac Lieu, a 37-year-old man, returned from Can Tho.

All the cases in Ninh Thuan, Kien Giang, Binh Dinh, Thai Binh and Ha Nam returned from HCMC.

Since April 27 when the new wave started in Vietnam, 23,865 infections have been recorded in 58 of the nation's 63 cities and provinces, with HCMC accounting for the most cases.

Saturday alone has seen 1,383 new cases recorded nationwide.

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