Vietnam sees a staggering spike of 210 new local Covid-19 cases
The Saigon Times
|A residential area in HCMC is isolated after some people live there tested positive for Covid-19. Vietnam reported 213 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday evening – PHOTO: HCMC CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL|
HCMC – The Ministry of Health confirmed 210 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in five localities this evening, June 15, taking today’s total number of domestic infections to 398.
The Covid-19 epicenter of Bac Giang recorded the biggest number of new patients with 138 cases, followed by HCMC with 38 and Bac Ninh with 21. These are also the country’s three biggest Covid-19 hotspots at present.
Besides, Binh Duong had 12 new cases and Lang Son had one.
In addition to domestic infections, two imported cases were reported in Tay Ninh and one in Quang Nam. They were quarantined right after arriving in the country.
Vietnam has reported 7,997 domestic Covid-19 infections in the latest outbreak starting on April 27, while the Covid-19 tally since early last year has jumped to 11,212.
Up to now, 4,543 Covid-19 patients in the country have fully recovered, including 303 people discharged from the hospital today.
Among new Covid-19 cases detected in HCMC, five are workers at the city’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases, which is one of the frontline hospitals in the fight against Covid-19. The hospital has reported 60 Covid-19 cases since June 11.
So far, over 10,700 people living in the city have been injected with the Covid-19 vaccines, of whom 313 people have received two shots.
The municipal government has written to the prime minister proposing allowing companies in the city to acquire Covid-19 vaccines on their own to help the city swiftly realize its target of vaccinating 70% of its population against Covid-19 as soon as possible.
According to the HCMC Center for Disease Control, a quick response team of HCMC’s Cho Ray Hospital returned to the city from Bac Giang Province today. The Covid-19 outbreak is turning more complicated in the city, with many patients in critical conditions.
As the city is currently in urgent need of experienced doctors and nurses, the quick response team comprising 13 members was sent back to the city.