On the afternoon of February 4, Vietnam reported 9 more cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number to 1,957.
The new cases include one in Hai Duong Province, the country’s Covid-19 hotspot, 2 in Quang Ninh, 4 in Gia Lai, 1 in Hanoi and 1 in Binh Duong.
The patient in Hai Duong is a 17-year-old girl, a resident of Cam Giang district.
The northern province of Quang Ninh has 2 new patients (No. 1950 – No. 1951), who previously had close contact with patient 1892 and 1893, related to the Covid-19 outbreak in Chi Linh city, Hai Duong province.
The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai reported 4 more patients (from 1952 to 1955). All of them previously had contact with patient 1889, related to the hotspot in Chi Linh city, Hai Duong province.
Hanoi has 1 new case, No. 1956, related to the Covid-19 outbreak in Chi Linh city, Hai Duong province.
The southern province of Binh Duong also has 1 new patient - No. 1957, who previously had contact with patient 1886, related to the epidemic outbreak in Chi Linh city, Hai Duong province.
The country has so far reported 1,068 locally-transmitted cases. Thirty-five died from complications related to the disease.
According to the Treatment Sub-committee under National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, 1,465 COVID-19 patients have recovered. Among those still under treatment, 10 have tested negative for the virus once, three twice, and two thrice.
There are 65,451 people who had close contact with confirmed cases or came from pandemic-hit regions under quarantine at present, including 413 at hospitals, 24,312 at other quarantine sites, and 40,726 at home.
VietNamNet's Pham Cong went to Chi Linh City, Hai Duong Province, the country’s largest Covid-19 hotspot to learn about the situation there.
Police in Hanoi have fined people from VND1-3 million ($43-130) for not wearing facemasks in public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic.