Vietnam reports 76 new Covid-19 cases, 3,816 in total


Medical workers spray sterilised substances at an apartment in Hadong District, Hanoi where a Covid-19 patient was confirmed. — VNA/VNS

HANOI (Xinhua): Vietnam reported 76 new Covid-19 cases from 6am to 6pm local time Friday (May 14), including 75 locally transmitted and one imported, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 3,816, according to its Ministry of Health.

The community cases were all detected in northern and central localities, including 40 in the northern Bac Ninh province, 18 in Vietnamese capital Hanoi and six in northern Bac Giang province, among others.

Most of the local transmissions are contacts of previously confirmed patients or linked to the clusters of infections in the localities.

The imported case is a Vietnamese citizen who recently entered the country from abroad and was quarantined upon arrival.

As many as 2,657 patients have so far recovered, and over 83,400 people are being quarantined and monitored, the health ministry said.

As of Friday, Vietnam had recorded a total of 2,357 domestically transmitted cases, including 787 detected since the start of the latest outbreak in late April, according to the ministry.

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