Vietnam records 15 more Covid-19 local cases

By Le Nga   May 8, 2021 | 04:12 pm PT
Vietnam records 15 more Covid-19 local cases
A medical staff disinfects an area in Ho Chi Minh City to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Vietnam confirmed 15 new local Covid-19 cases Sunday morning, bringing the total such cases in the last 12 days to 256.

The new cases are numbered from 3231 to 3245, with six in Hanoi’s National Hospital of Tropical Diseases, five in Bac Giang Province, two in Lang Son Province, and one each in Dak Lak Province and Ha Nam Province.

Patient 3231 is a 61-year-old woman in the northern province of Ha Nam who had come into contact with a confirmed Covid-19 patient.

Six patients, 3232-3236 and 3244, are three patients and and three family members at the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases in Hanoi’s Dong Anh District which is now the biggest cluster in the capital city and is under lockdown.

Patient 3237 is a 23-year-old woman in the central highlands province of Dak Lak who had returned from Da Nang City and had come into contact with a confirmed Covid-19 patient.

Details of the next seven cases are being updated by the Ministry of Health.

Patients 3238 and 3239 are a 46-year-old man and a 44-year-old woman in the northern province of Lang Son.

Patients 3240-3243, and 3245, are five people aged 5 to 43 with three females and two males.

There have been 256 local cases since April 27 in 23 localities, led by Hanoi with 100 cases, Vinh Phuc 33, Bac Ninh 43 and Da Nang City 18.

Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long had said that the latest outbreaks are complicated with many clusters, sources of contagion and Covid-19 variants. This means higher contagion speed than previous outbreaks, he added.

The national tally is now at 3,245 with 2,602 recoveries. Over 42,000 people are being isolated at quarantine facilities, hospitals and at home.

Over 832,600 people have been vaccinated, including an addition of 30,678 on Saturday.

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