The new case in Hai Duong is a person who has been quarantined since Feb. 14, following contact tracing protocol. The patient is being treated at a field hospital in the northern province.
Monday evening also saw 11 new imported cases who came to Vietnam from Taiwan, South Korea and the Philippines. They’d been quarantined upon arrival.
With the latest addition, the number of community transmissions confirmed since the country’s latest outbreak began on Jan. 28 is 893, led by Hai Duong with 709 cases, followed by Quang Ninh (61), Ho Chi Minh City (36) and Hanoi (35).
Vietnam has registered 2,524 Covid-19 cases so far, including 1,920 recoveries and 35 deaths.
On Monday, a total of 377 medical and other frontline workers in HCMC, Hanoi and Hai Duong received a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. None showed any adverse reactions as of that afternoon, according to the Health Ministry.
The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi has so far vaccinated 66 people, the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases, 104, and Hai Duong, 207.