COVID-19: 24 further community cases confirmed, with 23 in Bac Giang hotspot

VOV.VN - Vietnam recorded a further 25 new domestic cases of COVID-19, including 23 in Bac Giang epicenter, one in Lang Son, one imported infection which was isolated immediately after entry in Hanoi, the Ministry of Health reported on May 27 morning.

The new case in Lang Son was epidemiologically related to a previously confirmed COVID-19 patient, while the 23 cases in Bac Giang were detected in lockdown areas associated with industrial zones.

Vietnam has so far documented 4,621 local transmissions, and 1,490 imported cases.

The country has recorded a total of 3,051 local cases in the latest COVID-19 wave which recurred in the nation in late April.

One day earlier, 59 patients were declared free from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, bringing the overall number of recoveries 2,853. The latest death of a 67-year-old woman confirmed the same day raised the total COVID-19 related deaths to 45.

On May 26, a total of 235 new local COVID-19 cases were posted nationwide, with Bac Giang and Bac Ninh remaining the two localities recording the highest number of infections at 121, and 91, respectively.

Furthermore, the nation’s domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Nano Covax, will commence the third phase of clinical trials in June involving up to 13,000 volunteers.

If things run smoothly, phase 3 trials could finish by the end of September and commercial production could begin soon after.

The ministry also reported that an additional 795 people were vaccinated against the coronavirus on May 26, raising the total number of vaccinated people in the country to 1,034,867, mainly frontline medical workers, and members of community-based anti-COVID-19 groups and the steering committees for COVID-19 prevention and control.

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