Medical staff disinfect the area near a house in Hoàng Hoa Thám Street on Wednesday night where one of the latest patients to test positive for COVID-19 lives. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Nine new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 have been detected, eight in Đà Nẵng and one in Hà Nội.
The latest information was released early Thursday morning by the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
The total number of cases now stands at 459.
Included in the latest batch of new patients is a 76-year-old man who lives in Hoàng Hoa Thám Street, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội.
Before testing positive he had spent three weeks in Đà Nẵng where he went for a health check-up at the C Đà Nẵng Hospital, complaining of a fast heartbeat.
On July 25, he came back to Hà Nội and four days later he had his sample taken by the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology for a COVID-19 test. The result was positive.
Alley No 466 on Hoàng Hoa Thám Street, where he lives in Hà Nội has been locked down since Wednesday night and sprayed with disinfectant.
Among the eight other new cases in Đà Nẵng, one is a 36-year old woman who works as a nurse at Đà Nẵng Hospital.
Three are patients being treated at the hospital, two women aged 56 and 32 and a 52-year-old man, and one is a 65-year-old woman who is a relative of a patient being treated at the hospital.
The other people who have tested positive in Đà Nẵng are a 57-year-old woman who lives on Hải Phòng Road, Hải Châu District, a 70-year-old man who lives on Hùng Vương Road, Hải Châu District and a 38-year-old woman who lives in Hòa Vang District.
Meanwhile, Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung has ordered the ban on all crowds gathering, festivals and the closure of bars and nightclubs, taking effect from midnight Wednesday. — VNS