Vietnam’s Covid-19 domestic count rises by 63

By Le Nga   June 11, 2021 | 04:36 am PT
Vietnam’s Covid-19 domestic count rises by 63
A medic holds a vial of Covid-19 vaccine in HCMC, June 1, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 63 more Covid-19 patients Friday night, sending the domestic count in Vietnam’s fourth wave to 6,781.

Of the new cases, 27 are from Bac Giang, followed by HCMC with 20, Bac Ninh with 15, and Hanoi with one.

The cases in the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh are related to the outbreak in the province’s industrial parks.

Among the 20 cases in HCMC, 13 had come into contact with Covid-19 patients, three are related to the cluster that emerged from the Revival Ekklesia Mission, a Christian congregation based in Go Vap District.The sourcesof transmission of the remaining four are still unclear.

The case in Hanoi, that of a three-year-old child, is related to the previously confirmed cases.

On Friday, Vietnam recorded a total of 185 new local cases, two deaths and 96 recoveries.

The total number of recoveries since the start of the pandemic is 3,804. The death toll has risen by 22 in the latest wave, taking the total to 57.

Vietnam was hit by a fourth wave of Covid-19 community transmission on April 27. Since then, infections have been recorded 39 cities and provinces.

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