A medical worker disinfects Ngô Quyền Street in northern Hải Dương Province on August 13. — VNA/VNS Photo Mạnh Minh
HÀ NỘI — A 33-year-old woman living in Hà Nội's Tây Hồ District is one of seven new COVID-19 cases announced Tuesday morning.
She had visited Đà Nẵng City for a holiday last month and had been self-quarantining at home. The woman tested positive for the virus on August 17 and is being treated at the National Hospital for Tropical Disease No 2 in Hà Nội's Đông Anh District.
The total number of COVID-19 patients in Việt Nam now stands at 983.
One of the new cases, one is a 37-year-old woman repatriated from the Philippines on August 15. She is being treated at the Cần Thơ Hospital for Lung and Tuberculosis Disease.
The other locally transmitted cases include three people in central Quảng Nam Province and two in northern Hải Dương Province.
The three from Quảng Nam are aged between 15-90 and include one patient from Đà Nẵng Hospital and two people who had close contact with another COVID-19 patient. They are all being treated at Quảng Nam General Hospital.
The patients in Hải Dương, both 46, are linked to the virus outbreak in Ngô Quyền street. They are being treated at the province's Hospital for Tropical Diseases.
There have been 24 COVID-19-related fatalities and of all the people to catch the virus, 467 have so far made a full recovery. — VNS