Vietnam's daily Covid cases rise by 2,296

By Le Nga   July 13, 2021 | 07:56 pm GMT+7
Vietnam's daily Covid cases rise by 2,296
Covid-19 patients wait to be admitted into a field hospital in HCMC, July 11, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
The Health Ministry announced another 849 local Covid-19 patients Tuesday night, sending Vietnam's daily tally to 2,296 cases.

Of the cases confirmed Tuesday night, Ho Chi Minh City, the epicenter of the ongoing wave, recorded 546 new cases, raising its daily tally to 1,797, the highest number in a day ever.

Among them, 514 are in quarantine zones and areas under lockdown and the rest have unknown sources of transmission.

Binh Duong Province that borders HCMC got 186 cases, including 111 that have made contact with Covid-19 patients, 20 that have visited HCMC and 55 are being contact traced.

Long An Province, another HCMC's neighbor, reported 49 cases, with 23 detected in quarantined and isolated areas and 26 returning from HCMC.

19 cases in the Mekong Delta's Dong Thap Province, 15 cases in the central Phu Yen Province, eight cases in the northern Hung Yen Province, and four cases in the delta's An Giang Province are all in quarantine zones and isolated areas.

Hanoi got six cases and Da Nang got four who all are associated with previously confirmed patients.

Can Tho City in the Mekong Delta reported five cases related to a cluster at Tan An market in Ninh Kieu District.

Kien Giang, another Mekong Delta province, got three cases and the authorities are still looking into their infection sources.

Tra Vinh Province in the delta also got three cases, with two linked to other Covid-19 patients and one returning from Binh Duong Province.

Bac Giang Province, the former epicenter of this wave, reported one case as a three-year-old boy who has had contact with a previously confirmed case.

Since the new wave of Covid-19 emerged in Vietnam on April 27, the nation has recorded 30,934 local infections in 58 cities and provinces.

HCMC leads the country with the highest numbers of local infections in the new wave, at 16,573.

Five more deaths

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Vietnam has recorded 32,555 domestic and 1,945 imported cases.

In total, the nation has reported 130 Covid-19 deaths, including 95 cases so far in this wave.

Of the Covid-19 fatalities, five were confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

They include a 38-year-old woman in HCMC's Hoc Mon District. She died on July 5 of pneumonia caused by Covid-19 with a history of chronic renal failure.

Two more deaths are also in HCMC. They are a 39-year-old man in District 1 who died on July 6 of pneumonia caused by Covid-19 and septic shock with a history of pulmonary tuberculosis and renal failure, and a 61-year-old man in District 8 who died on July 6 due to pneumonia and respiratory failure caused by Covid-19 and renal damage with a history of hypertension.

The remaining two deaths were confirmed in Dong Nai Province that borders HCMC and Bac Giang Province.

In Dong Nai, the victim is a 48-year-old woman who died on July 7 of Covid-19, myocardial infarction with a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, liver enzyme disorders, and blood lipids.

The case in Bac Giang is a 55-year-old man who died on July 11 due to septic shock and pneumonia caused by Covid-19 with liver cirrhosis history.

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