Vietnam records 94 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   June 25, 2021 | 05:26 am PT
Vietnam records 94 new Covid-19 cases
A factory worker gets Covid-19 vaccination in Ho Chi Minh City on June 24, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Health authorities confirmed 94 new Covid-19 patients Friday evening, raising the latest wave's total to 11,218.

Of the new cases, 54 were recorded in HCMC, eight each in Binh Duong and Tien Giang, six in Nghe An, five in Da Nang, four in Bac Ninh, three in Bac Giang, two each in Hai Phong and Dong Thap and one each in Lang Son and Thai Binh.

The cases in HCMC include 17 who had contact with Covid-19 patients, 32 are linked to the Tan Phu Trung Industrial Park in Cu Chi District and two related to the cluster that emerged from the Revival Ekklesia Mission, a Christian congregation based in Go Vap District. Three others are being contact traced.

In Binh Duong, two cases are linked to a cluster at Vietnam Housewares Co. Ltd in Thuan An Town, three linked to one at the Binh Duong Water Supply Sewerage Environment Co. Ltd, two had contact with a patient and one has an undetermined source of transmission.

All eight cases in Tien Giang had contact with a confirmed case.

The cases in Nghe An comprise five related to previously confirmed cases and one who is being contact traced, while all Da Nang cases are related to previously confirmed cases.

In Bac Ninh, one case is related to an industrial park, two are associated with the outbreak in Dai Phuc Ward and one is being contact traced. The cases in Bac Giang are associated with the outbreak in its Luc Ngan District.

One of the two cases in Dong Thap had made contact with a Covid-19 patient and the other is being contact traced; while both cases in Hai Phong have undetermined sources of transmission.

The one case in Lang Son is that of a 33-year-old woman associated with the outbreak in an industrial park in Bac Giang; and the one in Thai Binh is that of a 70-year-old man who’d come into contact with a patient.

HCMC also registered for the tag numbers for 563 of the 667 patients it had detected earlier, raising the day's official tally to 845.

On Friday, Vietnam also recorded two deaths and 190 recoveries.

Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of recoveries is 5,949 and the death toll has reached 74.

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