HCM City records highest number of local infections at 59 over six hours

VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City, the third largest epicenter in the latest COVID-19 wave, registered the highest number of local infections with 59 out of 119 cases found in six localities over the six hours to midday on June 18, according to the Health Ministry.

During the noon time, the nation also recorded two imported infections in Dong Thap and Thai Nguyen provinces, which were immediately put into isolation upon arrival.

Of the 121 latest cases recorded nationwide at midday, 110 were found in isolation or locked down areas.

The new cases recorded in the northern provinces of Bac Giang and Bac Ninh are mostly linked to previous outbreaks which have hit industrial parks in both localities, with all cases now being put into quarantine.

Among the 59 new cases in HCM City, 20 involve individuals who came into contact with previously confirmed patients, 7 are related to the Christian mission cluster, 24 cases are tied to Trung Son Food Joint Stock Company located in Tan Tao Industrial Park, and 8 are under epidemiological investigation.

The new cases in other localities are either F1 contacts or associated with confirmed outbreaks.

So far, the country has logged a total 10,683 domestic infections and 1,669 imported ones, with the overall number of local cases since the fourth wave of the pandemic hit the nation in late April climbing to 9,113.

A total of 24 provinces have now gone 14 days without detecting any new cases of local transmission.

As the country’s most significant COVID-19 hotspots, Bac Giang and its neighbour Bac Ninh are suffering the highest number of infections in the nation, with Ho Chi Minh City emerging as the third largest COVID-19 epicenter with over 12,000 cases being recorded.

 

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