Vietnam records 603 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   July 9, 2021 | 01:22 pm GMT+7
Vietnam records 603 new local Covid cases
A medical worker sprays disinfectants on a coworker for Covid-19 prevention in HCMC, July 7, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Vietnam recorded 603 new local Covid-19 cases Friday noon, with HCMC accounting for 479 cases.

66 other cases were recorded in Binh Duong, 17 in Dong Nai, nine in Bac Giang, eight in Tra Vinh, seven each in Bac Ninh and Quang Ngai, four in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, two in Hanoi, and one each in Vinh Phuc, Bac Lieu, Lam Dong and Thanh Hoa.

372 cases in HCMC have been contained within quarantine zones and locked down areas, and 107 are being contact traced.

39 cases in Binh Duong, which borders HCMC, are close contact cases, 23 returned from HCMC, and four are being contact traced.

Nine cases in Dong Nai, another HCMC's neighbor, are linked to a company in Long Thanh District, five returned from HCMC, and three are being contact traced.

All the cases in Bac Giang, Tra Vinh, Quang Ngai, Hanoi, Bac Lieu and Lam Dong are close contact cases.

The cases in Bac Ninh have been contained within quarantine zones and locked down areas.

Two cases in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, also bordering HCMC, are close contact cases, one returned from HCMC, and one returned from the Mekong Delta's Long An.

All the cases in Vinh Phuc and Thanh Hoa returned from HCMC.

Vietnam has recorded 21,892 community infections in 57 of its 63 cities and provinces so far in its ongoing wave of Covid-19, which started on April 27 and has been the nation's most challenging one by far.

Friday has seen 1,026 local cases so far, including 829 in HCMC.

HCMC has the highest number the patients, 9,895.

 
 
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