Vietnam reported 21 new coronavirus cases on Monday afternoon, bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to at least 642, according to Chinhphu, the official government newspaper.

At least 15 of the 21 new cases were found in the resort city of Da Nang, while six cases were found in the nearby province of Quang Nam, Chinhphu reports. All of them are linked to the Da Nang Hospital, which is one of the three medical facilities being placed under lockdown.

A total of 103,268 people who had close contact with patients or came from pandemic-hit areas are now under quarantine nationwide, according to the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

Vietnam’s testing capacity has been double compared to the peak period in April, acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said, according to Chinhphu.

Source: CNN


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