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COVID-19 patient tally surpasses 2,000

VGP – Viet Nam confirmed 16 new community infection cases of COVID-19 on Sunday afternoon, taking the national tally to 2,001.

February 07, 2021 6:10 PM GMT+7

All the latest cases are in the northern province of Hai Duong – the current biggest COVID-19 hotspot in the country.

Among them, 15 are linked to a cluster in Hai Duong’s Chi Linh City. They are being treated at a field hospital in the city.

The same day, four more patients were declared free of the virus, raising the total recoveries to 1,472.

The nation is placing 83,104 people under medical surveillance and quarantine nationwide. Of these, 759 are kept at hospitals, 24,098 at concentrated quarantine sites, and 58,247 at places of residence.

In a bid to help front liners contain the spread of the virus, the Ministry of Health has issued guidance on face coverings in public places./.

By Anh Minh