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Vietnam coronavirus tally in new wave crosses 17,000

By Le Nga   July 4, 2021 | 10:11 pm PT
Vietnam coronavirus tally in new wave crosses 17,000
High school students line up to get tested for Covid-19 in HCMC's District 1 to prepare for their graduation exams, July 3, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Vietnam recorded 247 local Covid-19 cases Monday noon, putting the national coronavirus tally in the new wave at 17,029.

196 cases were recorded in HCMC, 17 in its neighbor Binh Duong, 13 in Long An, another neighbor, six in the central province of Phu Yen, four in the northern province of Bac Giang, three each in the Mekong Delta provinces of Vinh Long and Dong Thap, two each in the central region's Quang Ngai and Ha Tinh provinces, and one in the northern province of Bac Ninh.

In HCMC, 173 cases have been contained within quarantine zones and locked down areas, while 23 others are being contact traced.

15 cases in Binh Duong are linked to companies in Thuan An and Thu Dau Mot towns, and two are contact cases.

Nine cases in Long An are close contact cases, two are linked to the Binh Dien market in HCMC's District 8, one returned from HCMC and one is being contact traced.

All the cases in Phu Yen, Bac Giang, Ha Tinh and Bac Ninh are close contact cases.

Two cases in Vinh Long are close contact cases, and one returned from HCMC.

The cases in Dong Thap are contained within quarantine zones and locked down areas.

The cases in Quang Ngai are being contact traced.

The fourth coronavirus wave since April 27 has hit 55 of Vietnam's 63 cities and provinces. Monday alone has seen 575 local cases so far.

HCMC now leads the number of infections at 6,405 cases, followed by Bac Giang with 5,665 cases.

 
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