Aug 08, 2020 / 22:15

August 8: Coronavirus infections in Vietnam exceed 800

The Hanoitimes - The majority of the newly-infected cases are linked to Danang where SARS-CoV-2 reemerged in the community.

Vietnam’s Covid-19 infections hit 810 on Saturday after the authorities announced 21 more cases in the evening.

 Testing remains one of the main preventive measures in Vietnam's battle against Covidd-19. Photo: VNA

The new infections drive up the cases in Danang to 249, the highest among affected localities in Vietnam.

Khanh Hoa is the newest locality to report one infection, together with 13 other cities and provinces nationwide.

Currently, the country’s active cases are around 52% of the total infections, and the death toll stands at 10.

So far, the sources of the first locally-transmitted infection detected in Danang on July 25 remains unknown. Danang Hospital becomes the largest hot spot since the resurgence of the community transmission.

 Vietnam's coronavirus caseload since July 25. Source: MOH. Chart: Linh Pham

On Saturday, the National Steering Committee on Covid-19 Prevention and Control asked Danang’s Department of Health to take tests on all patients of this hospital who were discharged from July 15 to July 26.

On the same day, Acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long decided to set up five working groups to check the Covid-19 prevention and control mission in a number of hospitals across the country.

Meanwhile, hospitals are required to strictly classify patients and people coming for checkups to mitigate the transmission and casualties as well.