Vietnam's Covid tally tops 1,000 for second straight day

By Le Nga   July 6, 2021 | 04:38 am PT
Vietnam's Covid tally tops 1,000 for second straight day
A medic takes the sample of a woman in Hanoi during a mass coronavirus test, May 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
Vietnam recorded 500 new community transmissions of Covid-19 Tuesday night, raising the day's tally to 1,019.

Tuesday's local tally is the second highest daily number since the disease broke out in Vietnam, after 1,089 on Monday.

Of the new night cases, Ho Chi Minh City accounted for over half with 271 cases and the remaining cases were detected in 12 other localities.

In HCMC, 247 cases were found in quarantine camps and areas under lockdown and 24 are being contact traced.

Mekong Delta's Dong Thap Province reported 98 cases that are all people having contact with Covid-19 patients except one case with unidentified source of transmission.

Binh Duong Province that borders HCMC got 92 cases, including 48 linked to a company in Di An Town, six linked to a company in Thu Dau Mot Town, one associated with a company in Thuan An Town, and 27 linked to previously confirmed patients. 10 other cases have unclear transmission sources.

The central Phu Yen Province registered 16 cases that are all related to existing cases.

Long An Province, another HCMC's neighbor, reported eight cases, and the central Nghe An Province three, and they have all come into contact with Covid-19 patients.

Bac Giang Province in the north and its neighbor Bac Ninh got two cases each. They are all linked to previously confirmed patients.

Hanoi recorded two cases, with one returning from HCMC and the other having contact with a Covid-19 patient.

Mekong Delta's Tra Vinh Province recorded two cases, including one linked to a cluster at Binh Dien wholesale market in HCMC's District 8 and one who had returned from HCMC.

The case in the northern Lang Son Province is a woman related to a cluster at Van Trung Industrial Park in Bac Giang.

The case in the northern Hung Yen Province and the case in Mekong Delta's An Giang Province both had contact with Covid-19 patients.

Since the latest Covid-19 wave started in late April, 18,562 local infections have been recorded in 55 cities and provinces across Vietnam, with HCMC currently accounting for most cases, at 7,385.

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