Vietnam coronavirus tally in new wave crosses 30,000

By Le Nga   July 13, 2021 | 01:53 pm GMT+7
Vietnam coronavirus tally in new wave crosses 30,000
A medical worker carries a folding bed at a field hospital in HCMC, July 11, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Vietnam recorded 982 new local Covid-19 cases in 16 cities and provinces Tuesday noon, bringing the national coronavirus tally in the new wave to 30,085.

886 cases were recorded in HCMC, 29 in Long An, 27 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, 12 in Dong Thap, 11 in Ben Tre, four in Phu Yen, two each in Quang Ngai, Binh Thuan and Bac Ninh, and one each in Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Bac Giang, Hanoi, Lao Cai, Binh Phuoc and Thanh Hoa.

In HCMC, 834 cases were detected quarantine zones and locked down areas, and 52 are being contact traced.

In its neighbor Long An, 21 cases were detected in quarantine zones and locked down areas, seven returned from HCMC and one is being contact traced.

All the cases in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quang Ngai, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Hanoi, Binh Phuoc and Thanh Hoa are linked to confirmed coronavirus cases.

Six cases in the Mekong Delta's Dong Thap were detected in quarantine zones and locked down areas, and six are being contact traced.

Eight cases in the delta's Ben Tre were detected in quarantine zones and locked down areas, two are linked to the Binh Dien Market in HCMC, and one is being contact traced.

Three cases in the central province of Phu Yen were found in quarantine zones and locked down areas, and one is being contact traced.

All the cases in Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Lao Cai and Binh Thuan either returned from HCMC or are otherwise associated with the southern city.

Since the new wave started hitting Vietnam in late April, community infections have been recorded in 58 of Vietnam's 63 cities and provinces.

The nation's largest city, HCMC, stands at the top in the number of cases and authorities have warned of a higher tally for the southern city in the coming days, given that they have kept detected infections with unknown sources of transmission in the community every day.

With Tuesday noon's tally, local infections in HCMC reached 16,027 cases, just after it hit the 15,000 mark in the morning.

So far, 1,447 local cases have been recorded nationwide on Tuesday.

 
 
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