28 new community COVID-19 cases reported, outbreak at Hanoi cancer hospital under control

The Ministry of Health reported 28 more Covid-19 community transmissions in northern Vietnam Tuesday morning, raising tally of the new wave so far to 486.

All the new cases were found within locked down areas, from the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (1), Bắc Ninh (13), Vĩnh Phúc (7), Bắc Giang (5), Lạng Sơn (1), and Hải Dương (1).

The lockdown of K Hospital in Hanoi has succeeded in bringing its Covid-19 outbreak under control in quick time, says hospital director Le Van Quang.

The hospital was deemed a Covid-19 hotspot and has been placed under a lockdown since last Friday. Its management isolated its departments and all medical staff, patients and family members have had samples taken for testing.

More than 3,400 people are in isolation at the hospital, of whom 599 people have had their second Covid-19 tests.

It has been reported that a patient who’d earlier been treated for a month at the Hanoi-based National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, also under a lockdown now, is the one who introduced the infection at the K Hospital.

The oncology hospital has recorded 12 Covid-19 cases so far. All its three facilities in Hanoi have been isolated since last Friday morning.

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Since April 27, Vietnam has registered 486 community transmissions in 26 cities and provinces. Hanoi has recorded 144 cases including 51 in the community and the rest linked to two major hospital, the tropical diseases facility and the K Hospital that treat cancer patients. Bac Ninh has 98 and Vinh Phuc 60.

Da Nang has registered 53 cases and HCMC one.

On Monday, the nation’s new daily Covid-19 tally surpassed 100 for the first time, hitting 125 cases.

Vietnam has recorded 2,056 domestic Covid-19 cases and 1,433 imported cases since the pandemic broke out.

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