|Heath workers from Đà Nẵng City’s Sơn Trà District take throat and nose swabs for COVID-19 testing for local residents. VNA/VNS Trần Lê Lâm|
ĐÀ NẴNG — Six new cases of COVID-19 were announced on Monday evening, including an eight-year-old boy.
He is the grandchild of patient 774 and lives in Quảng Nam Province's Hội An City.
Out of the new cases, five were locally transmitted in Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam, and one case was imported from Guam.
The total number of coronavirus patients has now hit 847.
The rest of the community infections are all from Đà Nẵng and include three women aged 28, 31 and 65-year-old and a 17-year-old man. Two of them are medical workers at a hospital in the central city.
Since July 25, 389 people have tested positive linked to Đà Nẵng.
Meanwhile, four patients with COVID-19 have made a full recovery and were released from the treatment facility of the Đà Nẵng Lung Hospital on Monday morning.
The four patients include Patient 423, Patient 424, Patient 442 from Đà Nẵng City and Patient 441 from Quảng Ngãi Province.
They are the first patients to recover among 242 COVID-19 patients being treated in the city since Việt Nam reported the first COVID-19 community transmission case in Đà Nẵng on July 25.
There are currently 182,267 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entering Việt Nam from pandemic-hit regions quarantined nationwide, including 5,139 at hospitals, 28,408 at concentrated quarantine facilities and 148,720 at home or in accommodation facilities.
The country has so far recorded 13 deaths due to the novel coronavirus. — VNS