Vietnam records two more Covid-19 patients in Hai Duong

By Le Nga   March 15, 2021 | 04:43 pm PT
Vietnam records two more Covid-19 patients in Hai Duong
Forces stands guard at a Covid-19 checkpoint in Hai Duong Province, February 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
Northern Hai Duong Province confirmed two Covid-19 cases from its ongoing outbreak Tuesday morning, raising its tally to 719 since late January.

Both the new patients had close contact with previously confirmed cases. They have all been isolated as per the contact tracing protocol before the tests arrived as positive on Monday.

Ever since community transmission returned to Vietnam on January 28, epicenter Hai Duong has recorded as many as 719 infections.

Cases have since then spread to 12 other cities and localities. Yet for almost a month now, 10 of them, including HCMC and Hanoi, have not recorded any new infections.

By far, Vietnam has registered 2,559 Covid-19 patients and 406 are active.

The country has rolled out its mass Covid-19 inoculation campaign on March 8 after receiving 117,500 doses out of the 30 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine it had ordered.

Until now, 16,000 in 12 cities and localities have been vaccinated.

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