Vietnam confirms two more coronavirus cases on August 5 morning

VOV.VN - Two more residents of Quang Nam province in central Vietnam have been diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, raising the country’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 672, the Ministry of Health reported on August 5 morning.

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One of the two cases, a 33-year-old man, is a patient of Da Nang Hospital who had close contact with a confirmed coronavirus patient at the same hospital in Da Nang City, the country’s biggest coronavirus hotspot.

The other case, 37, is one of the relatives of a COVID-19 patient at Da Nang Hospital.

With the two new Quang Nam patients, the province has recorded 46 COVID-19 cases since the outbreak flared up in Da Nang city on July 25.  

Da Nang, the epicenter of the outbreak, is the hardest hit locality, registering 158 cases. Ho Chi Minh City came third with 8 cases, followed by Dak Lak and Quang Ngai (three each), Ha Noi and Dong Nai (two each), Thai Binh and Ha Nam (one each).

The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in Vietnam has increased to 672 cases, including 378 cases making a full recovery and 8 fatalities.

The remaining 286 patients are receiving treatment at medical centres across the country. Among them, 11 patients are in critical condition and tied to risk of death, while four other patients are given oxygen therapy.

As of 6am August 5, as many as 120,000 people have been placed in quarantine for medical surveillance nationwide, including more than 1,500 people in hospitals and 20,000 at concentrated quarantine facilities.


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