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Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally rises to 590 as four new cases recorded

Sunday, August 02, 2020, 09:36 GMT+7
Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally rises to 590 as four new cases recorded
Residents at an apartment building in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City are sampled for COVID-19 testing. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Vietnam documented four new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday morning, including two imported cases, one in Ho Chi Minh City, and one in the central province of Quang Ngai. 

Patients No. 587 and 588 previously returned to the Southeast Asian country from Russia on July 17 and landed in the northern province of Hoa Binh, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

They were quarantined in Hoa Binh Province upon their arrival.

The two had tested negative for the novel coronavirus twice before testing positive on Saturday.

They are now treated at Hoa Binh General Hospital.

Patient No. 589 is a 42-year-old Ho Chi Minh City resident who had visited the central city of Da Nang, Vietnam’s COVID-19 epicenter at the moment, prior to his diagnosis.

He is receiving treatment at Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

The 590th patient, a 40-year-old man in Quang Ngai Province, previously had close contact with a COVID-19 patient at Da Nang Hospital, one of the clusters in Da Nang.

Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally has reached 590, with 373 having recovered as of Sunday morning.

Three COVID-19 patients have died in the Southeast Asian country, partly due to severe underlying health conditions.

Vietnam has logged 144 local infections since July 25, all of which can be traced to Da Nang, which has recorded more than 100 cases in the community.

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