Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MoH) have confirmed 31 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, and one new virus-related death. All the new cases have been traced back to Da Nang, a major city on the central coast that began emerging as an outbreak hotbed in late July.
Of the 31 new cases, 19 of the patients were recorded in Da Nang, eight in neighboring Quang Nam Province, two in Quang Tri Province, one in Hanoi, and one in Bac Giang Province.
The newest death is a 55-year-old woman who was pronounced dead on Sunday, taking the nation’s death toll to eleven. Doctors said that he woman had underlying health problems and a history of high blood pressure.
The number of local infections linked to Da Nang has reached 384 since July 25, when the coastal city documented Vietnam's first domestically transmitted case after 99 days.
As of Sunday evening, Vietnam has documented 841 coronavirus cases, with 395 people having beaten the virus. Vietnam’s Covid cases include 524 domestic cases and 317 imported cases. Of the people who have died, all have had severe underlying conditions.
Almost 180,000 people who were in close contact with detected patients or entered the Southeast Asian country from outbreak-stricken regions are being quarantined as of Sunday evening. Of this total, 5,000 people are in hospitals, 27,000 people are in quarantine facilities and approximately 14,000 people are self-quarantined at home.