Vietnam reports 37 more coronavirus cases, 26 imported

Grant Boone
August 2, 2020

In fact, Vietnam went 99 straight days without registering a new case before the streak ended last weekend, reports the South China Morning Post.

The new cases, aged between two and 78, are all community cases with epidemiological history related to the central city of Da Nang, the country's epicenter at the moment, the health ministry said.

Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the health ministry said in a statement. Therefore Fusion Media doesn't bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Hanoi has quick-tested almost 50,000 people who returned from Danang as of Saturday, according to the city's government, which said an estimated 72,275 of its residents had been in the coastal city since July 8.

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The task force includes 65 health experts who had previously helped fight coronavirus at other epicentres in Vietnam, the ministry said.

Both men died in a hospital in Da Nang, a hot spot with more than 100 cases in the past week. It has grown to 93 confirmed cases in six parts of the country, including three of the largest cities, and forced authorities to reimpose lockdown restrictions. Before the latest outbreak Vietnam had a total of only 416 cases. Hanoi has tested a third of the 54,000 people returning from Da Nang.

Among the 8,300 samples tested during the period, 87 proved positive, municipal health authorities said. I did not go to work or see others. The city is testing some 20,000 other returnees.

The country of 96 million had gone 100 days without infection before an unexpected cluster of new cases surfaced in the central and popular resort city of Danang a week ago. The city on Friday began setting up a makeshift hospital in a sports auditorium and doctors have been mobilized from other cities to help. Other cases this week were confirmed in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other cities and provinces. Its pedestrian streets, adorned with lanterns, were empty and nonessential services and gatherings were banned.

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