Vietnam adds 188 new local Covid cases to daily tally on Sunday night.
The Ministry of Health also confirmed that a 53-year-old Covid-19 patient died Friday morning in HCMC, a day after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 188 community transmissions Sunday night, pushing the daily tally to 314 and the overall total under the new wave to 12,259.
Among the night’s cases, 95 were detected in HCMC, 36 in Binh Duong, 15 each in Quang Ngai and Bac Giang, eight in Phu Yen, seven in Hung Yen, six in Bac Ninh, four in Nghe An and two in Da Nang.
In HCMC, 77 cases had contact with confirmed patients, eight are related to the Tan Tao Industrial Park in Binh Tan District, one to the Tan Phu Trung Industrial Park in Cu Chi District and another to the Son Ky Market in Tan Phu District. The transmission sources of the remaining eight are yet to be determined.
In Binh Duong, 21 cases are linked to an outbreak in a motel in Thuan An Town, eight to a company in Thuan An District, six linked to a company in Thu Dau Mot Town and the transmission source of one is undetermined.
In Quang Ngai, 11 cases had contact with confirmed patients and four are being contact traced; while all of the cases in Bac Giang were detected in quarantine zones.
Phu Yen has seven cases detected in quarantine zones and one is being contact traced.
In Hung Yen all the cases were found in locked down zones.
Of the six cases in Bac Ninh, five are linked to various clusters in the northern province and one is being contact traced.
The four cases in Nghe An had contact with Covid-19 patients and the same is true of the two cases in Da Nang.
Besides the new infections, the Health Ministry also recorded 182 recoveries and two deaths, taking the overall total since the beginning of the pandemic early last year to 15,643 cases and 6,319 recoveries, VNExpress reported.
HCMC woman dies day after positive coronavirus test
The woman, a resident of Binh Tan District, tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday, and was transferred from the district hospital to Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital in a coma.
According to a report by local media, She was given emergency treatment and intensive care with ventilation through endotracheal tube, sedation, muscle relaxant, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. However, her condition failed to improve and she died Friday morning.
Doctors said the causes of death were severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, complications of acute respiratory failure and septic shock.
This is the 41st death in the new Covid-19 wave which emerged two months ago and Vietnam’s 76th fatality since the onset of the pandemic.