Vietnam records another 212 local Covid cases

By Le Nga   June 16, 2021 | 09:43 pm PT
Vietnam records another 212 local Covid cases
A medical worker performs Covid-19 genetic sequencing at a laboratory in HCMC, February 22, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Vietnam recorded 212 local Covid-19 cases Thursday noon in five localities, the Ministry of Health announced.

178 cases were recorded in the northern province of Bac Giang, 30 in Ho Chi Minh City, two in the southern province of Tien Giang and one each in the central neighbors Ha Tinh and Nghe An.

The cases in Bac Giang are all associated with existing outbreaks in the province's industrial parks.

All the cases in Tien Giang, Ha Tinh and Nghe An had made contact with confirmed Covid-19 patients.

25 cases in HCMC had made contact with coronavirus patients, two are associated with a Christian mission Covid-19 cluster, and for the other cases, the sources of infection are unknown.

The country has recorded a total of 370 cases so far on Thursday.

In the new wave that started in late April, 8,781 local infections have been recorded in 40 cities and provinces.

Bac Giang has the highest number of infections with 4,945 cases, followed by Bac Ninh with 1,448 cases and HCMC with 1,135.

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