A health worker checks the temperature of a man entering Quảng Nam Province from outside the province as it ramps up efforts to curb coronavirus transmission. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Tĩnh
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam on Sunday evening recorded 29 new community transmission COVID-19 cases in three central provinces, all connected to the outbreak in Đà Nẵng City, bringing the country’s total to 841.
According to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control, the 19 cases (patients 813-831) reported in Đà Nẵng range from seven to 85 years old and include eight people who are direct contacts of confirmed positive cases.
Three of the eight are hospital patients, two are cases related to Đà Nẵng Hospital, one is a health worker, one a service worker and one lives in Cẩm Lệ District.
The 29-year-old Patient 832 and 37-year-old Patient 833 in Quảng Trị Province were identified as first-hand contacts with Patient 750, who had an extensive travel history in the province’s Đông Hà City.
The remaining eight patients in Quảng Nam Province, aged from 11 to 70, include three direct contacts of confirmed cases, two caregivers of hospital patients, two hospital patients, and one person returning from Đà Nẵng.
Over the weekend, 54 COVID-19 patients were added to Việt Nam’s tally, pushing the number of cases related to Đà Nẵng since July 25 to 384.
Currently, 178,695 people who either have come into contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases or have returned from virus-hit regions are in some form of quarantine across the country.
According to the national COVID-19 treatment sub-committee, nine patients have tested negative for the virus once after treatment, while 37 others have tested negative twice.
On Sunday, Việt Nam recorded another COVID-19-related fatality, a 55-year-old woman living in Đà Nẵng whose cause of death was identified as acute pneumonia with respiratory complications, with a history of hypertension. — VNS