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Vietnam has five news Covid-19 cases on Feb. 6

At 6pm on February 6, the Ministry of Health announced 5 more cases of Covid-19, including 4 locally-transmitted cases and 1 imported case.

The four domestically-transmitted cases were detected in the provinces Bac Ninh, Quang Ninh, Binh Duong and HCM City.

Bac Ninh recorded 1 new case - patient 1977, who was transmitted from patient 1565. This person was quarantined and tested for the first time on January 28. The first test result was negative for SARS-CoV-2. For the 2nd test on February 6, the patient was found to be positive. The patient is now treated at Bac Ninh General Hospital.

The new new case in HCM City - patient 1979 is a 27-year-old man, an employee at Tan Son Nhat airport. Epidemiological investigation is underway. He is isolated and treated at Cu Chi Field Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City.

Binh Duong had 1 new case - patient 1980, a 21-year-old man, known as F1 case of patient 1979. He is treated at the Medical Center of Thuan An city, Binh Duong.

Quang Ninh recorded 1 new case - patient 1981, a 22-year-old man, who had close contact with a Covid-19 patient wo was related to the outbreak at an industrial zone in Chi Linh city, Hai Duong. The man is quarantined and treated at Vietnam-Sweden Hospital, in Uong Bi district, Quang Ninh province.

The imported case - patient 1978 – is a Vietnamese citizen, 29, who returned from Japan on February 1. After entering Tan Son Nhat airport, he was immediately quarantined and tested in Long An. Test results on February 5 found that this person was positive for SARS-CoV-2. He is isolated and treated at Long An Provincial General Hospital.

The new patients brought the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 1,981, including 398 infections in the community since the pandemic broke out again in northern Hai Duong and Quang Ninh provinces on January 27.

The Subcommittee for Treatment reported that three patients who infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the latest outbreak in northern Hai Duong province were declared to be free from the virus on the same day.


A total of 1,468 patients have been give the all-clear from the virus so far while the number of deaths related to the disease remained at 35.

Among patients undergoing treatment at medical establishments, 10 tested negative for the virus once, three twice and two thrice.

As many as 83,104 people who had close contact with COVID-19 patients or entered Vietnam from pandemic-hit regions are being quarantined, including 759 in hospitals, 24,098 in state-designated establishments and the remaining 58,247 at their residences.

Nguyen Lien

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