HCMC – An additional 14 locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases have been reported in three northern localities of Hai Duong, Quang Ninh and Haiphong, raising Vietnam’s total number of locally-transmitted Covid-19 cases recorded today, January 28, to 98.
Dang Quang Tan, head of the General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, at an urgent meeting with the authorities of Quang Ninh and Hai Duong provinces in the evening of January 28, said Hai Duong had had an extra 11 cases, Quang Ninh, two, and Haiphong, one, the local media reported.
Thus, Hai Duong today reported 84 cases. The province has tested samples of more than 4,200 people.
In Quang Ninh, the Department of Health confirmed that the province had traced 851 people related to the 1,553rd Covid-19 patient. Of them, 609 people have been tested.
In addition, the Haiphong Department of Health reported a new Covid-19 case, who is being treated at the Haiphong Children’s Hospital.
The patient’s mother, who is a worker at Vietnam Poyun Electronics Co. Ltd., returned to Haiphong on January 24. She caught a fever and came to a hospital for a check-up. She tested negative for Covid-19 but her daughter tested positive for the disease three times.
Thus, on January 28, Vietnam reported 105 Covid-19 cases, including seven imported cases and 98 locally-transmitted cases in three localities.