COVID-19: Vietnam registers 16 more cases, 16th fatality

VOV.VN - Vietnam has recorded 16 new cases of community transmission, all closely linked to the current Da Nang coronavirus outbreak, and another COVID-19 death during the past 12 hours.

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Taking samples for COVID-19 testing in Da Nang
Ten cases have been confirmed in Da Nang city, the epicenter of the outbreak, four in Quang Nam and two in Quang Tri, the Ministry of Health said in its August 11 update at 18.00hrs.

Most of the new cases had close contact with and took care of COVID-19 patients in medical facilities.

Meanwhile, a 37-year-old patient, a resident of Quang Tri, died of severe pneumonia and COVID-19. He also suffered from diabetes (Type I) and heart failure, according to the Ministry of Health.

He tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on August 9 after being admitted to the Quang Tri Tuberculosis and Lung Hospital for sampling.

He was receiving treatment of his illness at the Quang Tri General Hospital where two COVID-19 patients were announced on August 7.

As of 18.00hrs August 11, Vietnam has confirmed 863 coronavirus cases, including 16 fatalities.

As many as 405 new cases have been registered in 15 cities and provinces nationwide since the first locally transmitted infection was detected in Da Nang city on July 25.