According to the ministry’s report, four of the new patients are from Hai Duong Province.
The patient is now being treated at the Hong Ngu District General Hospital.
With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 2,426, including 831 locally-transmitted cases reported since the new outbreak started in Hai Duong on January 28. Hai Duong Province alone has recorded 647 cases.
As of 6 pm on February 26, a total of 1,839 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital. There have been 35 deaths, most of them being the elderly with serious underlying diseases.
At present, as many as 76,495 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.