Vietnam records 41 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   June 10, 2021 | 03:40 pm PT
Vietnam records 41 new local Covid cases
A traffic police officer guides a street vendor to turn around as she is about to enter Go Vap District, HCMC's biggest Covid-19 hotspot which is currently under Covid-19 isolation, May 31, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 41 new Covid-19 cases in four localities Friday morning, raising the ongoing coronavirus wave's tally to 6,637.

Northern Bac Giang Province detected 23 cases in quarantined and locked down areas. All are linked to infected workers at industrial parks.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 10 new cases, including two related to the cluster that emerged from the Revival Ekklesia Mission, a Christian congregation based in Go Vap District. Four other cases had come into close contact with previously confirmed patients. For the remaining four cases, the authorities are still tracking down their sources of transmission.

Bac Ninh Province that borders Bac Giang registered four cases including three that had contact with Covid-19 patient and the infection source of the other one is still unknown.

The central Ha Tinh Province also reported three cases that had contacted Covid-19 patients and is still looking into the source of transmission for another case.

The latest additions raise the total number of confirmed infected Covid-19 patients to 3,719 in Bac Giang, 1,231 in Bac Ninh, and 572 in HCMC. The three recently account for the highest infections in all infected localities.

Vietnam has recorded community transmissions in 39 cities and provinces since April 27 as the country experiences its most challenging Covid-19 outbreak yet.

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