Vietnam reports 33 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-12 11:12:54|Editor: huaxia
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HANOI, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 34 new COVID-19 cases from 6:00 p.m. local time Tuesday to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, including 33 locally transmitted and one imported, raising the total confirmed cases in the country to 3,571, according to its Ministry of Health.

The community cases were all detected in lockdown areas in northern and central localities, including 13 in northern Vinh Phuc province, seven in central Da Nang city, six in northern Bac Giang province, and five in Vietnamese capital Hanoi, among others.

Most of the cases 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 2,618 patients have so far recovered, and nearly 67,900 people are being quarantined and monitored, the health ministry said.

As of 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Vietnam has recorded a total of 2,131 domestically transmitted cases, including 561 detected in 25 localities since the start of the latest outbreak on April 29, according to the ministry. Enditem