Among the new cases, numbered 591 to 620, 16 are in Da Nang, nine in the neighboring Quang Nam Province, two in the Central Highlands’ Dak Lak Province and one in the southern Dong Nai, the south-central Khanh Hoa and northern Ha Nam provinces each. The case in Khanh Hoa, numbered 603, was an imported one – a 21-year-old male student repatriated from the U.S. on July 30 and quarantined upon arrival.
“Patient 591” is a 63-year-old woman in Quang Nam’s Duy Xuyen District. She had close contact with another Covid-19 patient in Da Nang on July 19 and 20.
“Patient 592” is a 100-year-old woman in Duy Xuyen. She was admitted into the Binh An Hospital of Quang Nam on July 22, before being treated in the same department with another Covid-19 patient.
“Patient 593” is a 75-year-old man in Quang Nam’s Hoi An. He went to the Da Nang Hospital to see his wife who was treated there last month.
“Patient 594” is a 68-year-old woman in Hoi An. She visited her daughter at the Da Nang Hospital on July 14 and 20.
“Patient 595” is a 50-year-old woman in Dong Nai. She came to the Da Nang Hospital on July 19 to see her father, and made contact with a Covid-19 patient who was also taking care of her father there.
“Patient 596” is a 23-year-old woman in Quang Nam’s Thang Binh District. She is an employee of a private clinic, who went to the Da Nang Hospital C on July 14-17 and July 19 to take care of a patient, later diagnosed with Covid-19.
“Patient 597” is a 39-year-old man in Thang Binh. His parents have been both diagnosed with Covid-19.
“Patient 598” is an 8-year-old daughter of “Patient 597.”
“Patient 599,” a 9-year-old girl and “Patient 600,” a 7-year-old girl are daughters of a Covid-19 patient who is the sister of “Patient 597.”
“Patient 601” is a 41-year-old woman and “Patient 602” a 14-year-old boy, both living in Dak Lak. They went to Da Nang last month and attended a wedding at a venue, attended by a Da Nang man who was confirmed Vietnam’s first case of community transmission in 100 days on Saturday last week.
The patients numbered 604 to 619 were all recorded in Da Nang.
“Patient 620” is a 44-year-old woman in Ha Nam. She went to Da Nang to work at an eatery near the Da Nang Hospital from July 17 to July 25.
Since the disease resurfaced among the community Saturday last week, Da Nang has recorded 120 cases, becoming the pandemic’s latest epicenter in Vietnam. Quang Nam has reported 35 cases, HCMC eight, Dak Lak three, Hanoi and Quang Ngai two each, and Thai Binh, Ha Nam and Dong Nai one each.
Sunday saw 34 new infections and two deaths, both cases having several underlying conditions. Vietnam now has 620 cases in total, with 373 announced recovered and five announced dead. Over 94,000 are in quarantine.
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