HCMC – The Tay Ninh Department of Health today, July 26, confirmed three more Covid-19 deaths in the province, while the northern province of Ninh Binh reported its first Covid-19 fatality and Dong Nai also had a new Covid-19 death.
The three cases in Tay Ninh were being treated at the Cao Van Chi and Tay Ninh Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases hospitals and the medical center of Tan Chau District, the local media reported.
Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Health Nguyen Van Cuong said the new deceased had pushed up the Covid-19 death tally in the province to seven.
Cuong added that the largest clusters were in Duong Minh Chau District and Trang Bang Town.
The sources of infection of many cases are unknown, including 95 cases in Duong Minh Chau, 14 in Go Dau District and 11 in Hoa Thanh Town.
Among the 748 Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment in the province, 274 are symptomatic, including nine whose condition has worsened and two who are in a critical condition. The province had put 188 areas under lockdown.
As for the deceased in Ninh Binh, the patient tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time on May 4 while being treated for lung cancer at the Tan Trieu Campus of K Hospital in Hanoi and was transferred to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases later.
During the Covid-19 treatment process, the case tested positive twice on May 29 and June 1 and three times on June 3, 6 and 9. On June 10, the patient was moved to the Medical Station of Van Hai Commune, Kim Son District, and retested positive for the coronavirus.
Two days later, the patient was moved to the Quynh Son Clinic in Nho Quan District. The patient died on July 25.
In Ninh Binh, six Covid-19 patients are being treated at the Cau Yen Clinic in Hoa Lu District and eight at the Quynh Son Clinic.
The deceased in Dong Nai is the eighth Covid-19 fatality in the province, according to the provincial Department of Health.
The department this morning, July 26 reported that the province had had 2,675 Covid-19 cases in the current outbreak. Some patients are in critical condition and face a high risk of death.
The number of cases with unknown infection sources remains high, so the department asked districts, towns and cities in the province to enhance the testing work to early detect Covid-19 cases and strictly comply with anti-pandemic measures under the prime minister’s Directive 16.