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Vietnam has recorded 102 more Covid-19 infections in the past six hours, raising the total number of patients in the country to 16,238, the Ministry of Health reported at noon on Tuesday.
According to the ministry’s report, 94 of the newly-confirmed patients are locally-transmitted cases most of whom were detected in quarantine sites or areas under lockdown in some localities including 54 in Ho Chi Minh City, 14 in Hung Yen, 11 in Bac Giang, eight in Ha Tinh, three in Bac Ninh, two in Hai Phong, and one each in Dong Thap and Lang Son.
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City admitted that the virus fight in the city is facing great challenges as more chains of transmission of unknown origin have been uncovered, and many cases are asymptomatic.
As of Tuesday noon, 12,881 locally-transmitted cases have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country on April 27, including 5,678 in Bac Giang Province and 3,548 in Ho Chi Minh City. The outbreak has so far spread to 48 cities and provinces nationwide.
Eight imported patients are all Vietnamese people who recently return from Japan and Cambodia. They had been sent to a quarantine area in Kien Giang, An Giang, and Khanh Hoa provinces upon arrival and are now being treated at local hospitals.
With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 16,238 including 14,452 locally-transmitted cases.
As of 6 pm on June 28, a total of 6,519 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital.
So far there have been 78 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.
At present, over 200,000 people who had close contact with Covid-19 patients or returned from virus-hit areas are being monitored at hospitals, quarantine facilities, and at home.
On June 28, an additional 112,344 people were given Covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam, raising the total number of vaccine doses used in the country to nearly 3.5 million. The number of people who have received two doses has risen to 172,994.
This article was originally published in Dtinews