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Vietnam registers 40 coronavirus cases Saturday
Vietnam confirmed a further 28 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday evening, 26 of which were linked to the central city of Danang, the country’s current virus epicenter, VN Express has reported.
The evening count takes the total for the day to 40, with 12 confirmed this morning, according to the health ministry. The patients were aged between 9 and 86-years old, the report said
The country has now had 586 cases in total, with 213 patients active and the remaining recovered. Three patients died of the virus in the last three days, with all having several comorbidities putting them at high risk.
Since Covid-19 reemerged with domestic transmission in Vietnam one-week ago, there have been 109 cases in Danang, 21 in Quang Nam Province, seven in Saigon and two in Hanoi. Quang Ngai Province and Dak Lak Province in the have each reported one case each.
The country currently has over 91,000 people in quarantine, mostly those who have flown in from overseas.
Covid-19 has infected over 17.6 million people worldwide in over 200 countries and regions, killing over 685,000.