An official from the Department of Health of Da Nang confirmed on Friday afternoon the detection of a local COVID-19 case, who had come into direct contact with a driver from Ho Chi Minh City, after the central city had gone one month without recording community infections.
H., a 59-year-old security guard at a company on Dien Bien Phu Street in Thanh Khe District, was among the firm’s workers having their samples collected for COVID-19 testing by Family Hospital in Hai Chau District.
H.’s test results later returned positive for the novel coronavirus.
According to epidemiological investigation results, on June 6 and 10, the patient handled two vehicles transporting imported goods from Ho Chi Minh City to his company’s warehouse.
There were three people from Ho Chi Minh City, currently a COVID-19 hotbed in Vietnam, on each vehicle.
On June 15, the driver of the shipment on June 10, N.V.V., was determined to have caught the disease and registered as patient No. 12,190.
V.’s wife tested positive for the pathogen on June 10.
Besides his company, H. often helped his wife at her small restaurant on Le Duan Street.
Da Nang has not recorded a single community coronavirus case for a month before H.’s infection.
The new case took the city’s tally documented since the beginning of the new wave of domestic infections in Vietnam on April 27 to 159.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 94 new local cases of COVID-19 on Saturday morning, raising the national tally to 12,508 infections, with 4,733 recoveries and 62 deaths.
As many as 9,266 domestic infections have been recorded in 41 out of the country’s 63 provinces and cities in the ongoing round.