The northern province of Hai Duong has reported an additional number of 16 Covid-19 cases, bringing its total number to 242 cases.
Mr. Pham Duy Tuyen, Director of Hai Duong province’s Center for Disease Control (CDC Hai Duong) told VietNamNet that of the new cases, there are 9 in Chi Linh City (the country’s largest epidemic hotspot), 6 in Cam Giang district and 1 in Kinh Mon district.
Mr. Tran Van Quyet, Chairman of the People's Committee of Cam Giang District, told VietNamNet that all 6 new cases in Cam Giang are F1 of patient No. 1851.
Patient 1851 is a 41-year-old man, residing in Lai Cach town, Cam Giang district, who was confirmed as a Covid-19 patient by the Health Ministry on February 2.
Mr. Quyet said that 3 cases are the man’s family members, including his mother-in-law, his wife and his child, a 4th grader. The others had close contact with him.
More than 100 students of Lai Cach Town Primary School, where the man’s son studies, have been isolated.
So far, Cam Giang district has recorded 7 cases of Covid-19 in the community.
The 16th case is a 21-day-old baby whose father is a Covid-19 patient in An Phu ward, Kinh Mon town.
These 16 cases have not been announced by the Ministry of Health.
Since January 27, Hai Duong has recorded 242 cases of Covid-19 to become the largest Covid-19 hotspot in the country. Thanks to the support of 1,200 experts from the Ministry of Health, Hai Duong province has initially controlled the epidemic. Currently, the province can conduct up to 10,000 tests per day.
The Ministry of Health confirmed one new community case of COVID-19 in Hai Duong province on February 2 morning, bringing the overall number of infections in Vietnam to 1,851.
On the morning of February 3, Vietnam recorded 9 Covid-19 community infection cases in four provinces, bringing the total number to 1,891.