Vietnam confirms four new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   August 19, 2020 | 03:37 am PT
Vietnam confirms four new Covid-19 cases
A medical staff writes on a tube of human samples for the novel coronavirus test in the central province of Quang Nam. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh.
Vietnam confirmed four new Covid-19 patients on Wednesday evening, taking the country's active cases to 458.

"Patients 990 and 992" are 25- and 37-year-old female medical staff of hospitals in Da Nang City. Authorities have launched contact tracing for both patients.

"Patient 991" is a 34-year-old resident of Hoi An Town, central Quang Nam Province. His wife, confirmed as "Patient 981," had previously been admitted for illness not related to Covid-19 at the Da Nang General Hospital. He is being treated at the Quang Nam General Hospital.

"Patient 993" is a 40-year-old woman in northern Hai Duong Town, who’d been in direct contact with two people at a local restaurant who were later confirmed as "Patients 906 and 970".

She was quarantined at a facility in Hai Duong on August 14 and had tested positive twice for the novel coronavirus. She is being treated at the Hai Duong Hospital of Tropical Diseases.

Of the 993 Covid-19 cases recorded so far, 535 have recovered, with 15 of them being discharged Wednesday. The nation’s Covid-19 death toll stands at 25, with all the deceased suffering various pre-existing comorbidities.

653 community transmission cases have been recorded, 513 of them, confirmed since July 25, are linked to Da Nang City.

Over 81,000 people are being isolated, of whom 22,000 are in quarantine facilities, 3,000 in hospitals and the rest at home.

Covid-19 has claimed 780,000 lives globally.

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