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Health Ministry confirms five new Covid-19 infections

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HCMC – Three Covid-19 cases linked to the Danang coronavirus hotspot and two imported cases that were quarantined upon arrival have been confirmed as the latest cases of Covid-19 in Vietnam, sending the country’s tally to 789 to date, said the Health Ministry.

Of the three cases of local transmission, one is a 42-year-old Hanoian man who traveled to Danang from July 16 to 20. The other two are residents of Quang Ngai Province that came into close contact with previous confirmed Covid-19 patients.

The remaining two were placed in quarantine after they returned home from Mexico on Flight VJ7837, which landed at Cam Ranh airport in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa on August 5.

As of this morning, August 8, 395 of 789 Covid-19 cases in the country have fully recovered while ten others passed away.

Regarding Danang, 333 cases linked to this coronavirus hotspot have been reported since July 25.

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