Covid-19 cases in Vietnam rise to 863, deaths to 16
Hanoi, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam reported today another 16 Covid-19 patients and two deaths, bringing the totals in both cases to 863 and 16.
All those infected reside in the central area of the country: four in Quang Nam province, two in Quang Tri province and 10 in the city of Da Nang, which since July 25 has become the main radiating focus of the pandemic.
The two deceased were from Quang Nam and Quang Tri and, like the previous 14, suffered from terminal illnesses before becoming infected with SARS-Cov-2.
The first, 68, suffered from chronic kidney failure, kidney cancer and type 2 diabetes; the second, 37, was under treatment for tuberculosis, heart failure and type 1 diabetes.
Although the new coronavirus broke into Vietnam on January 23, the country only reported its first fatality on July 31, six days after the outbreak in Da Nang, which incidentally cut a 99-day streak without internal infections.
At that time, the Indochinese nation was experiencing a phase of 'new normal' that allowed it to concentrate on reviving the economy. Now, several territories have had to resume some or all of the previous prevention measures.
The most worrying situation occurs precisely in Da Nang (about 760 kilometers south of Hanoi), which is practically paralyzed due to the strict confinement regulations activated by the local authorities.
Of the 451 cases detected in the country since July 25, almost 90 percent (405) are directly or indirectly related to the outbreak in that city, located about 760 kilometers south of Hanoi.
To date, 399 patients are discharged and almost 166 thousand people are in quarantine or are under medical supervision in specialized centers or at home.
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