Vietnam records 48 more domestic Covid cases

By Le Nga   June 1, 2021 | 09:41 pm PT
Vietnam records 48 more domestic Covid cases
A medical worker operates at a Covid-19 testing laboratory in Bac Giang, May 26, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.
Vietnam recorded 48 more local Covid-19 cases Wednesday noon in three localities, the Ministry of Health announced.

35 cases were recorded in the northern province of Bac Giang, 12 in its neighbor Bac Ninh and one in the central city of Da Nang.

All the cases in Bac Giang and Bac Ninh are associated with outbreaks in the provinces' industrial parks and have been quarantined prior to test results.

The case in Da Nang, a 72-year-old woman, had made contact with a confirmed coronavirus patient.

Five weeks into the new wave, Vietnam has recorded as many as 4,597 local infections in 37 of its 63 cities and provinces.

Bac Giang and Bac Ninh, home to major foreign manufacturing plants, are having the highest numbers of infection, at 2,459 and 891.

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