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Vietnam reported 370 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours
Vietnam logged 76 new local infections of Covid-19 from 6 am to 12 pm on June 27, bringing the national count to 15,401 according to the Ministry of Health. Among the newly-detected cases, 65 were in Ho Chi Minh City, eight in Hung Yen, two in Bac Giang, and one in Bac Kan. Seventy-one were recorded in quarantine sites or sealed off areas.
Additional 197 new Covid-19 infections, including nine imported ones, were confirmed from 12 pm to 6 pm on June 27, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH). Among the new domestic cases, 95 were in Ho Chi Minh City, 36 in Binh Duong, 15 in Bac Giang, 15 in Quang Ngai, eight in Phu Yen, seven in Hung Yen, six in Bac Ninh, four in Nghe An, two in Da Nang. Also on the day, the Bac Giang Centre for Disease Control confirmed an additional 45 cases which were previously detected in locked-down areas.
Vietnam confirmed another 97 local Covid-19 patients in eight localities Monday morning, including two-thirds in Ho Chi Minh City. The southern metropolis reported 62 cases, including 51 who have made direct contact with previously confirmed Covid-19 patients, six related to a cluster at Son Ky Market in Tan Phu District, four linked to a cluster at Tan Phu Trung Industrial Park in Cu Chi District, and one associated with a church cluster emerging a month ago in Go Vap District.
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Two new fatal cases in Ho Chi Minh City
An 80-year-old man of Ho Chi Minh City had died of Covid-19 and other underlying illnesses, the Ministry of Health said on June 27. The patient suffered from hypertension, gout, drug-induced cushing's syndrome, according to doctors. Despite doctors’ intensive care, the elderly patient passed away on June 26. This is the 40th Covid-19 related death Vietnam has recorded during the fresh coronavirus outbreak since late April 2021, and the 75th death since last year.
The Ministry of Health confirmed Sunday that a 53-year-old Covid-19 patient died Friday morning in Ho Chi Minh City, a day after testing positive for the novel coronavirus. The woman, a resident of Binh Tan District, tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday and was transferred from the district hospital to Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital in a coma.
Doctors said the causes of death were severe pneumonia caused by Covid-19, complications of acute respiratory failure, and septic shock. This is the 41st death in the new Covid-19 wave which emerged two months ago and Vietnam's 76th fatality since the onset of the pandemic.
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Covid-19 home quarantine for F1 cases permitted in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City has been selected to carry out a pilot scheme on home quarantine for F1 cases that are in the first-hand contact with a Covid-19 patient if they meet certain conditions.
The house must have a closed, private, and fully-equipped room for quarantine which is separate from the rest of the family. The room must not use the general air conditioning system, instead, fresh air is preferable. To enjoy home quarantine, F1 cases must strictly follow Covid-19 guidelines and vow not to leave the room or contact other people, including their family, during the isolation period.
They will be served separate meals every day and required to self-monitor their health, including body temperature measurement. Local healthcare workers and competent authorities must be notified if F1 cases show virus-like symptoms such as a cough, a fever, a sore throat, and shortness of breath. They will have samples taken for SARS-CoV-2 testing at least 5 times during their home quarantine. After the isolation period is over, F1 cases will continue to monitor their health at home according to regulations.
Their relatives are required not to contact people living nearby, not to go out unnecessarily, and to record the history of contact if it happens. In case F1 cases are children or elderly persons with underlying health conditions, the local administration may arrange for caregivers to live together and strictly abide by Covid-19 guidelines.
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South-central province imposes social distancing as cases surge
The south-central province of Phu Yen has decided to impose social distancing measures on the entire locality, starting on June 27, following the detection of more coronavirus cases in the community.
Local authorities confirmed 10 new locally acquired cases on June 26 morning, after announcing 10 cases on June 24. Relevant agencies moved to lock down residential areas where the virus resurged, swiftly conduct contact tracing and quarantine those in close contact with sources of infection.
Under the social distancing order signed by Tran Huu The, head of the provincial administration, the local health sector has been required to fully prepare drugs, chemicals, biological products for testing, and medical supplies to support epidemic prevention and control. The provincial administration has requested relevant forces, including health care, military, and public security to quickly trace, locate and quarantine suspect cases and to ensure no cross-transmissions are recorded in concentrated isolation facilities. It has also asked the designated agencies to consider expanding concentrated isolation facilities to receive large numbers of people in the event the virus spreads far and wide.
With the latest additions, Bac Giang still leads the infection count with 5,632 confirmed cases, followed by HCMC with 3,280 in the ongoing wave.
Vietnam entered its fourth wave of Covid-19 community transmission on April 27 and since then, 12,401 infections have been registered in 48 cities and provinces.
As of Monday, more than 3.38 million of the nation's 96 million have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus. Of them, 157,136 have got two doses.
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