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Vietnam confirms two new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   August 28, 2020 | 04:10 am PT
Vietnam confirms two new Covid-19 cases
A medical staff takes samples of a man in Hanoi for Covid-19 test, July 30, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Tat Dinh.
A woman in Da Nang and a Hanoi man returning home from a quarantine camp in Hai Duong Province have been diagnosed with Covid-19, taking Vietnam's active cases to 343.

"Patient 1037" is a 29-year-old woman in Da Nang's Bac Son Tra District. She had come into contact with a 52-year-old man who later became "Patient 1036." Her test results showed positive Thursday.

"Patient 1038" is a 23-year-old man living in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District. He was quarantined at a camp in northern Hai Duong Province from August 11 after returning from Russia on Vietnam Airlines flight VN5062.

During the 14-day quarantine period, he stayed at the same room with a 34-year-old man who later became "Patient 1034."

On August 25, he completed his quarantine and returned to his rented room in Hoan Kiem District before his roommate was confirmed positive for the novel coronavirus Wednesday night.

His test results conducted by the Hanoi Center for Diseases Control came back positive on Thursday. He is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Vietnam has seen 549 local transmission cases associated with Da Nang since July 25, when the nation confirmed its first local transmission case in over three months. The country has now recorded 1,038 cases in total, with 663 recoveries.

Worldwide, more than 24.5 million have been infected with the virus and reported deaths have crossed 830,000.

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