Vietnam records 57 domestic Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   May 21, 2021 | 04:04 am PT
Vietnam records 57 domestic Covid-19 cases
Medical staff takes samples for coronavirus tests from an employee from Quang Chau Industrial Park in Bac Giang Province on May 15, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 57 new local Covid-19 cases Friday evening, pushing its community tally in the new outbreak to 1,893.

Of the new cases, 39 were reported in the northern province of Bac Giang and 13 in Bac Ninh. Da Nang and Hanoi recorded two cases each while Lang Son had one.

All the new cases in Bac Giang are associated with existing outbreaks in the province's Quang Chau, Van Trung and Noi Hoang - Song Khe industrial parks.

Of the 13 cases in Bac Ninh, 12 had come into contact with previous cases in the province and one is an employee in Bac Giang.

The two cases in Da Nang were people who’d had contact with previously confirmed Covid-19 patients, while those in Hanoi were detected at the K Hospital, a leading cancer treatment facility that is under a lockdown.

Vietnam recordeda total of 131 new cases and two deaths Friday, raising the nation’s Covid-19 tally to 4,941 with 2,689 recoveries and 41 deaths.

In the latest outbreak starting April 27, 1,893 community transmissions have been recorded in 30 localities so far.

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