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Vietnam confirms 172 more local Covid cases

By Le Nga   June 29, 2021 | 04:50 am PT
Vietnam confirms 172 more local Covid cases
A task force sets up barriers to isolate Hoc Mon wholesale market in HCMC's District after it became a Covid-19 cluster, June 28, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
The Ministry of Health recorded another 172 local Covid-19 cases in 16 localities Tuesday night including the first case ever in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, raising the day's tally to 361.

Most of the cases were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City and its eastern and Mekong Delta neighbors.

HCMC accounted for 43 of the cases, including 19 cases associated with existing coronavirus patients. Another 13 cases are linked to the cluster at Tan Phu Trung Industrial Park (IP) in Cu Chi District, six linked to the cluster at Son Ky market in Tan Phu District, two linked to the cluster at Hoang Hoa Tham market in Tan Binh District, one to the Binh Dien whole market cluster in District 8, and two have unclear sources of transmission.

Its neighbor Binh Duong Province had 24 cases: 10 related to the cluster at a company in Thu Dau Mot Town, two had made contact with a previously confirmed patient, seven linked to a company in Thuan An Town, one linked to a cluster a boarding house in An Binh Ward of Di An Town, one linked to a company in Tan Uyen Town and the authorities are looking into the transmission source of the remaining three.

Mekong Delta's Tien Giang Province had 22 cases, with 15 having come into close contact with previously confirmed cases and seven linked to infected workers of the Trung Luong-My Thuan Expressway that connects HCMC with the delta.

The delta's Dong Thap Province registered 21 cases, 16 of whom are in isolated areas and five had contact with Covid-19 patients.

All 21 cases in the central Quang Ngai Province and 12 cases in the northern province of Bac Giang have been isolated prior to the test results.

The central Nghe An Province got 12 cases comprising 10 associated with existing infections, one linked to the Vinh wholesale market in its capital Vinh Town, and one returning from HCMC and having been isolated.

The Mekong Delta's Long An Province recorded four cases, comprising one having contact with a previously confirmed Covid-19 patient, one linked to the cluster at HCMC's Binh Dien market, and two with unclear source of transmission.

Dong Nai Province that borders HCMC registered four cases linked to a cluster at Hoc Mon market in HCMC's Hoc Mon District.

Bac Ninh Province that borders Bac Giang got two cases that are all associated with previous patients.

The central Phu Yen Province had two cases related to a cluster at Mang Mang market in Binh Kien Commune of Phu Yen Town.

The central Binh Thuan Province registered one case, that of a newborn baby related to a previously confirmed patient.

The northern Lang Son Province got one case linked to Quang Chau IP in Bac Giang, that of a 41-year-old woman.

The case in the northern Hung Yen Province, a 31-year-old man, has no clear infection source.

The case in the central Ha Tinh Province is registered in an isolated area while the one in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province that borders HCMC was recorded in Long Dien District with unclear infection source. The 29-year-old man is the first local Covid case recorded in Ba Ria-Vung Tau since the start of the pandemic.

Vietnam's latest Covid wave that started over two months ago has seen 13,054 local infections in 49 of its 63 cities and provinces.

The most severely hit are Bac Giang with 5,678 cases and HCMC with 3,548.

 
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