31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
May 17, 2021 / 00:29

MAY 16: Vietnam’s Covid-19 infections surpass 4,000

One fourth of Vietnam’s total Covid-19 infections has been confirmed over the past 20 days.

The number of people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in Vietnam hits 4,168 as of May 16, including 2,668 patient.

The country’s Covid-19 deaths are 36, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH).

One-fourth of the total infections were reported since the resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 in the country on April 29. Local experts attributed the rising cases in the fresh coronavirus outbreak to some variants, including the Indian variant, the UK variant, B.1.222, and B.1.619 firstly detected in Africa and the UK after genomic sequencing conducted by domestic scientists.

 One-fourth of Vietnam's total coronavirus caseload recorded between April 29 and May 16. Source: MOH. Char: Minh Vu

On May 16, the country confirmed 187 Covid-19 infections, the highest daily number since the coronavirus outbreak broke out in the country in early 2020.

Bac Giang contributed the largest part with 98 cases on the day, followed by Bac Ninh 47 and Danang 12.

Due to the infection in industrial parks, Bac Giang becomes the hotspot with 314 cases since the resurgence of the virus on April 29. To support Bac Giang, the Ministry of Health, Hanoi, and Hai Duong have sent task force and health professionals to the locality for the fight against Covid-19.

Hanoi sent 20 leading health professionals while a group of 250 teachers and students of Hai Duong Medical University came to Bac Giang to join the Covid-19 battle there.