HCMC’s Covid-19 count surpasses 10,000
Competent forces erectt fences to lock down an area to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The Ministry of Health reported 591 Covid-19 cases this evening, July 9 - PHOTO: VNA
HCMC - As many as 400 locally-infected Covid-19 cases were detected in HCMC this evening of July 9, taking the city’s daily spike to a record 1,229 and the total count to 10,295 since April 27, according to the Ministry of Health.
Long An Province came second with 40 domestic cases, followed by Tien Giang with 34, Dong Thap with 32, Khanh Hoa with 25, and Phu Yen with 22.
Meanwhile, Hung Yen reported eight cases, Binh Duong seven, Can Tho six, Bac Ninh five, Hau Giang four, Soc Trang two and Dak Nong, Binh Phuoc, Danang, Nghe An and Bac Giang had one case each.
With one imported case in Dong Thap and 590 domestic cases reported by the ministry this evening, the new Covid-19 daily cases in Vietnam hit another record high, with 1,625 reported, sending the country’s caseload to 22,533 in the fourth coronavirus wave, which began in late April. As many as 6,210 patients have made a full recovery during the current wave.
The ministry also reported five more Covid-19 deaths this afternoon, all being women, with two in HCMC and three in Dong Thap Province.
A 50-year-old woman, a resident of Hoc Mon District in HCMC, tested positive for Covid-19 on June 22 and received treatment at Trung Vuong Hospital. She was pronounced dead on July 4 due to respiratory failure, septic shock, multi-organ failure and pneumonia caused by Covid-19.
Another death in HCMC was an 85-year-old woman, who lived in District 1. She had a medical history of stroke. The woman was infected with Covid-19 on June 22 and was treated at Trung Vuong Hospital. She died on July 3 of pneumonia caused by Covid-19, respiratory failure, heart failure and multi-organ failure.
Three Covid-19 deaths in Dong Thap Province were aged between 43 and 59, who suffered from serious underlying health conditions. The three were pronounced dead on July 3, 4 and 6.
The latest five deaths raised the country’s Covid-19 death toll to 110, with 75 deaths reported in the fourth wave of Covid-19.
In related news, Solen Electric Company and Hung Way Company at Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone in District 7, HCMC decided to suspend their operations for 15 days to prevent the spread of the disease.
Solen Electric Company, with some 600 workers, started the suspension from today, while the other, with 1,300 employees, suspended its operation from July 8, the local media reported.
In another development, Binh Duong Province has imposed social distancing on Thu Dau Mot City in line with the prime minister’s Directive 16, according to the provincial Department of Health.
The government of Thu Dau Mot City asked residents to stay home and go out only for essential purposes.
Under the order, non-essential services and makeshift markets are suspended, while traditional markets, supermarkets, commercial centers and groceries remain operational, but must comply with Covid-19 safety protocols.
The city is planning to conduct a mass Covid-19 testing campaign for residents on July 10.
Earlier, Di An and Thuan An cities, Tan Uyen Town and Dau Tieng District in Binh Duong had practiced social distancing under Directive 16 to curb the spread of the virus.
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