Vietnam adds 239 cases to local Covid tally, mostly in HCMC

By Le Nga   July 2, 2021 | 03:44 pm PT
Vietnam adds 239 cases to local Covid tally, mostly in HCMC
A medic guides local people coming for mass coronavirus tests in Binh Tan District, HCMC, June 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Vietnam recorded 239 new local Covid-19 patients Saturday morning in five localities, including 215 in HCMC.

Of the cases in the southern metropolis, 182 were detected in areas under isolation in the community and in centralized quarantine camps, and the sources of transmission for the remaining 33 cases are still unclear.

With them added, the domestic case count in HCMC has jumped to 4,938 so far in this wave.

The south central Phu Yen Province registered 11 cases and the northern Hung Yen Province 10, all of whom are in quarantine and isolated areas.

Mekong Delta's Bac Lieu Province reported two cases who are people returning from HCMC. This is the first community case after 30 clean days for Bac Lieu.

Bac Ninh Province in northern Vietnam recorded one case in an isolated area.

Vietnam has recorded 14,955 cases in 52 of its 63 cities and provinces since the fourth Covid-19 wave broke out in the nation on April 27.

The northern province of Bac Giang and HCMC are having the most infections, with 5,710 cases in Bac Giang.

Across the country of 96 million, more than 3.84 million have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, with 214,405 having two doses.

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