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An additional 176 more Covid-19 infections have been confirmed, raising the total number of patients in the country to 11,480, the Ministry of Health reported at noon on Wednesday.
According to the ministry’s report, 174 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 128 in Bac Giang, 35 in Ho Chi Minh City, eight in Bac Ninh, two in Ha Tinh, and one in Nghe An.
The 128 cases in Bac Giang were recorded at some local industrial parks which have reported a large outbreak over the last few weeks.
As of Wednesday noon, 8,261 locally-transmitted cases have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country on April 27, including 4,129 in the virus epicentre of Bac Giang. The outbreak has so far spread to 40 cities and provinces nationwide.
Two imported patients are both Vietnamese people who recently returned from abroad. They were sent to a local quarantine area in Tay Ninh Province upon arrival and are now being treated at a local hospital.
With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 11,480 including 9,831 locally-transmitted cases.
As of 6 pm on June 15, a total of 4,543 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital.
So far there have been 61 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.
At present, over 182,000 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 15, an additional 95,421 people were given Covid-19 vaccine in Vietnam, raising the total number of vaccine doses used in the country to 1,648,072. The number of people who have received two doses has risen to 63,636.
This article was originally published in dtinews