Five new cases of Covid-19 community transmission, all linked to Da Nang, and one imported case raised Vietnam’s active infections to 435. The country also recorded two deaths today, taking the country’s Covid-19 fatalities to 13. the Ministry of Health said Monday evening.
“Patient 842” is an eight-year-old resident of Hoi An Town in central Quang Nam Province, which neighbors Da Nang City. He is the grandson of “Patient 774”.
“Patient 843”, 65, lives in Da Nang’s Thanh Khe District. She is the wife of “Patient 800”. Her samples were tested by the Da Nang Center for Disease Control and the results came out positive on Monday. She is being treated at the Thanh Khe District Medical Center.
“Patient 844”, 31, and “Patient 845”, 28, are female medical staffs at the Da Nang Hospital. Their samples were tested at the same center as “Patient 843” and the results came out positive on the same day. They are now under treatment at the Da Nang Lung Hospital.
“Patient 846” is a 17-year-old male resident in Da Nang’s Thanh Khe District.
“Patient 847” is a 44-year-old man repatriated from Guam Island in the U.S. on August 4 on flight OAE423 which landed in HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat Airport. He was quarantined upon arrival. His second test results came out positive on Sunday. The patient is being treated at the Cu Chi field hospital in HCMC.
Vietnam recorded two deaths on Monday, taking the country’s Covid-19 fatalities to 13.
Total infections are now 847. Of them, 339 have been discharged from hospitals while 435 patients remain active cases.
Since the onset of the new outbreak on July 23, Vietnam has recorded 389 domestic cases in 15 cities and provinces, all of whom are linked to Da Nang, a top tourist attraction and now the country’s outbreak epicenter.
Reporting by Le Nga @ VNExpress