Vietnam adds 50 Covid cases to domestic tally

By Le Nga   June 26, 2021 | 03:55 pm PT
Vietnam adds 50 Covid cases to domestic tally
A man receives food donation at a church in HCMC's Tan Binh District, which is given through a pipe to prevent direct contact, June 26, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
The Health Ministry confirmed 50 local Covid-19 cases Sunday morning, mostly in epicenter HCMC.

Of the new cases, 40 were recorded in HCMC, seven in its neighbor Long An and three in Bac Giang.

In HCMC, 18 cases had made contact with confirmed patients, one is associated with Trung Son Food Company in Binh Tan District, 18 are linked to the cluster in Tan Phu Trung Industrial Park in Cu Chi Disrict and three are being contact traced.

In Long An, six had contact with confirmed patients and one is linked to Dinsen garment company.

The cases in Bac Giang are contained within quarantine zones and locked down areas in the northern province.

Since the new wave broke out on April 27, Vietnam has recorded 11,995 infections in 48 of its 63 cities and provinces. Bac Giang led with 5,568 cases, followed by HCMC (3,058) and Bac Ninh (1,567).

The country has administered around 3.3 million Covid-19 vaccine shots, fully vaccinating 155,488 people with two shots.

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