Vietnam's local Covid tally up by 70

By Le Nga   June 14, 2021 | 03:39 pm PT
Vietnam's local Covid tally up by 70
A volunteer (R) checks the QR code for the health declaration of a man who wants to get through a Covid-19 checkpoint in HCMC's Go Vap District, June 6, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
70 more cases were added to Vietnam's domestic Covid-19 count Tuesday morning, bringing the ongoing wave's tally to 7,669 in seven weeks.

The new patients were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City and the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh.

In Bac Giang, the 28 new cases are related to clusters at its industrial parks.

The 23 cases in HCMC are those who had had contact with previously confirmed patients.

Of the 19 cases in Bac Ninh, 14 are linked to clusters at two industrial parks, three are related to a hotspot in Dai Phuc Ward of Bac Ninh Town and one is associated with a previously confirmed Covid-19 patient. The source of transmission for another case is still unclear.

Seven weeks into the new wave, Vietnam has recorded local Covid-19 cases in 40 cities and provinces.

Bac Giang and Bac Ninh continued to suffer the highest number of infections, 4,194 and 1,379, followed by HCMC with 894.

Of the infected localities, 23 cities and provinces have gone for at least two weeks without recording any new cases.

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