A centenarian woman among 30 newly confirmed Covid-19 patients in Vietnam

Bich Phuong Sunday | 08/02/2020 19:18


Thirty people including a 100-year-old woman in Quang Nam province were confirmed to have contracted Covid-19, raising total infections on Sunday to 34, according to the National Steering Committee.

The new patients, aged between 7 and 100, include 16 people in Da Nang, nine in Quang Nam, two in Dak Lak, one in Dong Nai, one in Khanh Hoa, and one in Ha Nam.

Three out of the new patients had visited relatives receiving treatments at Da Nang Hospital. Another patient is medical worker at the hospital.

Patient 592 is a 100-year old woman from Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province. She was admitted to the Binh An Hospital in Quang Nam Province on July 22. She was then transferred to the same department with another coronavirus patient.

Further information about this patient has not been disclosed.

Earlier, two octogenarian women infected with Covid-19 in Quang Nam and Da Nang were reported dead due to poor health conditions.

The new cases have raised total infection as of Sunday evening to 620 and 373 out of the total patients have recovered while five were reported dead. New infections linked to the new outbreak since July 25th have risen to 173, said Ministry of Health.

Da Nang, the country’s largest Covid-19 cluster, has confirmed 120 patients. Quang Nam, its neighboring locality has reported 35 cases, Ho Chi Minh City eight, Dak Lak three, Hanoi and Quang Ngai two each, and Thai Binh, Ha Nam and Dong Nai one each.

Vietnam health authoutires have put over 94,000 people under quarantine.

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