Two more infections recorded at Hanoi’s new Covid-19 hotspot

By Minh Nga   April 12, 2020 | 03:46 pm PT
Two more infections recorded at Hanoi’s new Covid-19 hotspot
Medics go through documents on testing citizens at Ha Loi Village and protocol to disinfect the village in Hanoi's Me Linh District, April 8, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.
Vietnam’s Covid-19 count rose to 262 Monday morning with two new cases in Hanoi’s Ha Loi Village, locked down since April 7.

For now, the number of active cases in the country stays at 118 after 144 patients have been discharged from hospitals.

The two new patients take Ha Loi Village’s Covid-19 tally to 10, all of whom are under treatment."Patient 261" is a 60-year-old woman who works as a vendor at the Ha market in the village’s Hoi hamlet.

Her samples were taken on April 11 during a mass testing session conducted for all villagers, and the result came back positive the next day.

"Patient 262" is a 26-year-old man living in the village’s Cho hamlet who works at the Samsung factory in the northern province of Bac Ninh. He came into close contact with his uncle, "Patient 254," on March 27 and developed symptoms of cough and fever three days later.

The uncle, a 51-year-old man who is also a resident in Ha Loi and a neighbor of "Patient 243," who was the first in the village to be confirmed infected. He is undergoing hemodialysis at the Hanoi Kidney Hospital and has been quarantined there for Covid-19 treatment.

The two new patients are undergoing treatment at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh District.

Ha Loi Village, with nearly 11,000 people, was placed under a lockdown April 7 after three villagers contracted the virus.

The village has emerged as the second biggest hotspot in the capital city after Bach Mai Hospital. The hospital had a two-week lockdown lifted Sunday.

Hanoi leads the nation in the number of Covid-19 cases with 125 recorded so far, of whom 58 have been discharged. HCMC takes the second spot with 54 cases and 40 discharges.

Globally, the Covid-19’s death toll has jumped to more than 114,000 as it attacked 210 countries and territories.

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