Vietnam reports 96 more Covid-19 cases, Monday counts reach 187

, Vietnam reports 96 more Covid-19 cases, Monday counts reach 187

An additional 96 more Covid-19 infection cases have just been confirmed in Vietnam, raising the Monday counts to 187 and the total number of patients in the country to 5,404, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday evening.

According to the ministry’s report, 95 of the newly-confirmed patients are locally-transmitted cases most of whom were detected in quarantine sites or areas under lockdown in some northern localities including 44 in Bac Giang, 31 in Bac Ninh, 13 in Hanoi, six in Lang Son, and one in Ho Chi Minh City.

The 44 cases in Bac Giang were recorded at some industrial parks of Van Trung, Dinh Tram, Song Khe-Noi Hoang, and Quang Chau which have reported a large outbreak over the last few days. Local authorities have temporarily closed these four industrial parks for Covid-19 prevention and control.

The imported patient is a 45-year-old Chinese man who arrived in Vietnam on April 24. He was sent to a quarantine area in Hanoi upon arrival and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on May 23. The patient is now being treated at a local hospital.

As of Monday evening, 2,348 locally-transmitted cases have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country on April 27, including 1,024 in the virus epicenter Bac Giang. The outbreak has so far spread to 30 cities and provinces nationwide.

With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 5,404, including 3,918 locally-transmitted cases.

As of 6 pm on May 24, a total of 2,794 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital.

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So far there have been 44 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.

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At present, over 173, 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.

This article was originally published in dtinews

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