Vietnam's Covid infection tally crosses 10,000

By Le Nga   June 11, 2021 | 03:50 pm PT
Vietnam's Covid infection tally crosses 10,000
Medics complete papers for people having their samples taken for the novel coronavirus test in HCMC, June 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Lan Anh.
The Health Ministry announced 68 local Covid-19 cases Saturday morning in five localities, putting the infection number since the start of the pandemic to 10,048.

Neighboring Bac Giang and Bac Ninh provinces in the north all reported cases in isolated areas that are related to clusters at their industrial parks, with 29 in Bac Giang and eight in Bac Ninh.

HCMC recorded 20 cases, including eight linked to a Christian congregation cluster that was detected on May 26, and eight having had contact with previously confirmed patients. The sources of transmission of the remaining four are still unknown.

Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang registered 10 cases that are associated with two previously confirmed patients, who are workers at the Trung Luong-My Thuan BOT JSC that manages the Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway. The two workers came to work in Tien Giang from their hometowns, the north central province of Nghe An Province and the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, on June 2 and developed symptoms around a week later. Starting Saturday, social distancing measures are applied on the entire province that is home to 1.7 million people.

The case in northern Lang Son Province is a 19-year-old girl in Huu Lung District who had made contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case.

Since the new wave of Covid-19 emerged in Vietnam on April 27, the nation has recorded 6,849 infections in 39 cities and provinces.

The additional cases have sent Vietnam's total infection tally since the beginning of the pandemic to over 10,000, including 1,630 imported cases and the rest locally-transmitted.

Of them, 3,804 have recovered and 57 have died.

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