Vietnam reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on February 14 evening, including 31 infections in the northern province of Hai Duong and two others in the capital city of Hanoi.
Medical workers take samples from people for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)
The new cases brought the total number of infections in Vietnam to 2,228, including 1,330 domestically-transmitted cases, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.
Among the locally-infected cases, there are 637 patients detected since the latest outbreaks hit the northern region on January 27.
The treatment subcommittee said three more patients have been given the all-clear from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, raising the total number of recoveries to 1,534, while the number of deaths related to the disease remained at 35.
Among the active patients, 39 tested negative for the virus once, 12 twice and nine others thrice.
As many as 152,690 people who had close contact with confirmed COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are currently quarantined, including 683 in hospitals, 18,232 in state-designated establishments and the remaining 133,775 at home.
Hai Duong detects 440 COVID-19 cases in most of localities
Ten out of 12 district-level localities in the northern province of Hai Duong have reported COVID-19 infection cases, with the tally reaching 440 as of 6:00 on February 14.
According to the provincial Centre for Disease Control, of the total infections, 47 were recorded on February 13, with 43 in State-designated quarantine establishments and four in Nam Tan commune, Nam Sach district, which had been put under lockdown.
Most of the cases have been detected in Chi Linh city and Kinh Mon township, with 287 and 47, respectively.
Meanwhile, Gia Loc and Thanh Mien districts have reported no COVID-19 cases so far.
Competent agencies have found 13,630 F1 cases. The total number of recoveries in the province stands at 55.
The provincial Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on February 13 decided to put certain residential areas in Tu Ky district and Kinh Mon township under lockdown.
On February 14, the committee conducted COVID-19 testing for nearly 1,500 workers in industrial parks in Cam Giang district before they resume production after the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.
Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pham Xuan Thang asked enterprises in the province to pay more attention to protecting workers’ health, and adjust and enhance COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
He assigned the Centre for Disease Control and the Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control to propose support mechanisms for volunteers in sample collection.
Cam Giang district is home to five industrial parks that employ about 60,000 workers.VNA