A medical worker takes a sample from a man for Covid-19 testing. Vietnam reported 30 new domestic Covid-19 infections on Wednesday evening, including 20 cases in Danang – PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH
HCMC – The central city of Danang accounted for two-thirds of the total number of new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Vietnam this evening, May 12, with 20 new cases out of the country’s total of 30.
All of the 10 other cases were reported in the northern region, with seven in Hanoi City, two in Bac Giang Province and one in Phu Tho Province.
All of the 30 new infections were locally transmitted cases that were detected at quarantine centers and areas under lockdown, according to the Ministry of Health.
These new cases sent the day's total number of domestic infections to 82, while the country’s Covid-19 tally since early last year hit 3,623.
Up to now, 2,636 Covid-19 patients have made a full recovery, including 18 discharged from the hospital today.
As many as 611 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases have been reported in 26 cities and provinces in the latest outbreak since April 27. Hanoi remains the biggest Covid-19 hotspot with 162 cases to date, followed by Bac Ninh with 124 cases and Bac Giang with 81 cases. Danang came fourth with 80 cases.
Authorities in Danang’s Son Tra District have put An Don Industrial Park on lockdown since last night after contacts of a Covid-19 positive worker at the park tested positive for Covid-19.
Earlier, the city’s steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control announced that a female worker, who works as a telephone operator at Truong Minh JSC’s Danang Branch in the park, had been infected with Covid-19. The Son Tra District Medical Center, her company, her boarding house and other locations related to the case have been locked down and disinfected.
The source of transmission linked to this case remains unknown.
Speaking at a meeting of the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control this morning, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said special attention will be given to hospitals and industrial zones, which have recently become Covid-19 hotspots.
“If the pandemic continues to spread at industrial zones, it may cause disruptions in the production and supply chain, severely affecting the country’s economy,” he said.
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