Vietnam records 93 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   June 29, 2021 | 03:47 pm PT
Vietnam records 93 new Covid-19 cases
People in HCMC's Thu Duc City keep distance as they wait for their turn to get charity good, June 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
The Health Ministry confirmed 93 new Covid-19 community transmissions in five localities Wednesday morning, with two thirds of them in HCMC.

Of the new cases, 62 were recorded in HCMC, 21 in the south central Phu Yen Province, four in the north central Nghe An Province, three in the northern province of Bac Giang and three in the south central Binh Dinh Province, which is having local Covid cases for the first time ever.

Among the cases in HCMC, 51 are associated with previously confirmed Covid-19 patients, three linked to the cluster at Son Ky market in Tan Phu District, one to the cluster at Tan Phu Trung Industrial Park in Cu Chi District, one to the church cluster in Go Vap District and six have unclear sources of transmission.

All of the cases in Phu Yen are detected in isolated areas and quarantine zones.

In Nghe An, four cases had made contact with existing coronavirus cases.

The cases in Bac Giang are all found in quarantine zones and isolated areas.

The cases in Binh Dinh are three people returning from central Quang Ngai Province and have been isolated prior to their test results. They have made the very first infections of Binh Dinh since the pandemic hit early last year.

Vietnam has recorded 13,147 local Covid-19 cases in 50 of its 63 cities and provinces since the new wave started on April 27.

Bac Giang leads with 5,693 cases, followed by HCMC with 3,653.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the country has recorded 16,507 patients, and 6,764 of them have recovered and 80 have died. The two latest deaths were recorded Tuesday night, of a 85-year-old woman in HCMC and a 64-year-old woman in Bac Giang, both with underlying conditions including stroke and diabetes.

Nearly 3.6 million people in the country have received Covid vaccination, including 182,481 fully vaccinated with two shots.

go to top