Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday that it had recorded two new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily count in three weeks.
Both patients were registered in Da Nang, with one patient being a 75-year old woman and the other, a 47-year old man. Both people had come into close contact with their family members who had been infected with the new coronavirus. They are being isolated for treatment at a field hospital in Hoa Vang.
Friday’s new cases represent the lowest daily increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in 20 days, said an official from the health ministry.
At the same time, MoH officials announced three recoveries in Hanoi, taking the number of recovered patients to 545. Vietnam has recorded 1,009 Covid-19 virus cases, including 667 domestic infections since January 27th.
As of Sunday evening, 27 people have died from the Covid-19 virus. Most of the people who have died had serious pre-existing medical conditions. The latest victim, a 73-year old woman, had been treated in Hoa Vang District, Da Nang.
A total of 527 community cases have been documented since July 25, when Da Nang detected the first local transmission after Vietnam had gone 99 days without any locally transmitted case.
Da Nang is one of Vietnam’s leading beach cities and has become the country's outbreak epicenter as it has logged 369 cases from that date.
Vietnam shut its border to foreigners in March in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and has granted exemptions to foreign experts and skilled workers who placed into a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival. The Vietnamese government has also organized multiple airline flights from various countries in order to bring back citizens who had been stranded.