All the five cases in Hai Duong are those who had already been put into centralized quarantine zones before being confirmed infected with the coronavirus. They are being treated at the northern province’s field hospitals.
The five imported cases are those entering Vietnam through Ha Tien international border gate in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang last Thursday and Friday, and were quarantined upon arrival. Sunday test results confirmed they were postivive for the virus.
Vietnam declared 16 patients free of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the number of active cases down to 530.
The country has recorded 857 community transmissions in 13 localities since the third wave began on January 28 after a 55-day clean streak.
Hai Duong remains the biggest hotspot with 673 cases, followed by Quang Ninh (61) and HCMC (36). Ten of the 13 localities haven’t recorded any new community transmissions in the past 15 days.
With the latest cases, the nation’s Covid-19 tally has increased to 2,461 with 1,892 recoveries.