Vietnam records five new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   February 26, 2021 | 04:24 am PT
Vietnam records five new Covid-19 cases
A medical staff takes a sample swab for Covid-19 test in Quang Ninh Province on February 19, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Van Cuong.
The Health Ministry confirmed five new Covid-19 patients Friday evening, four from hotspot Hai Duong Province and one who entered the country illegally.

Patients 2422, 2423, 2425 and 2426 from Hai Duong were already in quarantine. They are being treated at field hospitals in the northern province.

"Patient 2424" is a 24-year-old woman from Thoi Lai District, Can Tho City, who entered Vietnam illegally through the border at Hong Ngu District, Dong Thap Province on February 23 and was quarantined soon after. Her test results returned positive for the novel coronavirus on February 25.

In the past 29 days, Vietnam has recorded 831 community transmissions in 13 localities. Hai Duong is the biggest hotspot with 647 cases, following by Quang Ninh with 61 and HCMC with 36. Ten of these localities haven’t recorded new community transmissions for the past 14 days.

With the latest cases, the nation’s Covid-19 tally has increased to 2,426 with 1,839 recoveries and 35 deaths.

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