Vietnamese health officials have confirmed to media that four new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Monday evening, taking Vietnam's active cases to 295. The government also reported that there was also one new death in Da Nang, the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
The four new cases include two male petroleum industry experts from India who arrived in HCMC on August 29th, placed into quarantine and then confirmed to have the Covid-19 virus.
The additional two people have also entered Vietnam from India and were found to have Covid-19 after being tested in Hanoi. All four people are now under medical quarantine.
Vietnam also had one additional death in Da Nang on Monday evening, which takes the country’s total fatalities count to 34 souls. The latest fatality was a 55-year-old man in Hoa Vang District, Da Nang who was in poor health and who had several underlying medical conditions.
Earlier on Monday, the country had also recorded its 33rd fatality from the Covid-19 virus, a 69-year-old man in central Da Nang City. The man had been a patient at the Da Nang Hospital for Lung Diseases and had been pronounced dead in the afternoon after having severe pneumonia and respiratory failure along with other complications.
Vietnam had undergone 99 days without any local Covid-19 transmission until early July and the country had its first death from Covid-19 on July 31. Since that time, 34 people have died, with the youngest victim being 28-years of age and the oldest, 93-years of age. Most of those who have died have had a variety of underlying medical conditions, that have placed them into extremely high risk categories for the disease.