Authorities in Hanoi have so far detected seven COVID-19 cases linked to the latest cluster at a local market.
The Hanoi Center for Disease Control on Wednesday reported five new cases traced to the infection chain at Cua Hang Moi Market in Dong Anh Town, located in the namesake district.
The cluster was first detected on Monday after patient No. 8,853, a 45-year-old woman who sold vegetables at the market, was confirmed.
Patient No. 9,139, a 39-year-old veggie seller at the venue, was recorded on Tuesday after she had come into close contact with patient No. 8,853.
Patient No. 9,139’s two children, aged 10 and 14, were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday evening.
A 35-year-old woman and her 39-year-old husband, who are residents of Dong Anh District, were also logged on the same day after the woman had bought vegetables at Cua Hang Moi Market on June 6.
Authorities later reported on Wednesday night that the married couple’s six-year-old daughter had also tested positive for the coronavirus.
The infection chain at Cua Hang Moi Market has as yet recorded seven patients, while the source of infection remains unknown.
The local Center for Disease Control is still tracking individuals who visited the market from May 16 to June 8.
Vietnam had recorded 9,723 COVID-19 cases as of Thursday afternoon, with 3,636 recoveries and 55 deaths, according to the health ministry.
The country has documented 6,537 local infections in 39 provinces and cities since April 27, including 451 cases in Hanoi.