Vietnam new wave Covid-19 tally crosses 12,000

By Le Nga   June 26, 2021 | 09:55 pm PT
Vietnam new wave Covid-19 tally crosses 12,000
Women wait for their turn to enter Binh Thoi Market in District 11, HCMC, June 26, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
The Health Ministry confirmed 76 new Covid-19 patients Sunday noon, taking the total under the latest wave to 12,071.

HCMC accounted for 65 of the new cases, followed by Hung Yen (eight), Bac Giang (two) and Bac Kan (one).

In HCMC, 43 of the new cases had contact with Covid-19 patients, 19 are linked to a cluster at the Tan Phu Trung Industrial Park in Cu Chi District, one is related to a clothing store in District 1 and two others are being contact traced.

In Hung Yen, five cases had contact with Covid-19 patients and three are linked to a company in Yen My District.

Two cases in Bac Giang were detected in a quarantine zone and a locked down area.

The case in Bac Kan is that of a 40-year-old woman linked to the outbreak at the Quang Chau Industrial Park in Bac Giang.

In the new Covid-19 wave sweeping the country for two months now, Vietnam has recorded infections in 48 cities and provinces and 40 deaths.

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