Vietnam's authorities report 642 Covid-19 cases so far
3 de agosto de 2020, 16:10
Hanoi, Aug 2 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam's authorities reported on Monday another 22 Covid-19 cases, increasing the figure to 642 including six deaths since the onset of the coronavirus at the beginning of 2020 in the country.
The figures went up from Saturday, July 25, when there was another outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in Da Nang and the first cases of local transmission infections occurred there after 99 days of showing none.
Since then, 195 Covid-19 cases have been detected in that city in the country's center, and in others, all related to Da Nang outbreak.
The city, the fifth most populous in Vietnam and about 760 kilometers south of Hanoi, is practically paralyzed due to the strict preventive and control measures activated by the local authorities.
The first six deaths in Vietnam - four women and two men - that occurred from Friday to Sunday were also derived from the Da Nang outbreak. They all suffered from severe underlying diseases that made impossible to save their lives.
Up to date, there are over 103,000 people in quarantine, the vast majority are Vietnamese repatriated from other countries or those tested positive for carrying the novel coronavirus due to the Da Nang outbreak.
On Monday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reported that as part of promised material and technical-professional support, thousands of healthcare workers have already arrived in Da Nang from Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City.
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