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Viet Nam reports new single-day record in COVID-19 cases

VGP – The Ministry of Health confirmed 131 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday evening, raising the national caseload to 3,985.

May 15, 2021 8:05 PM GMT+7

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The latest patients include two imported cases and 129 domestic infections, said the ministry.

The imported cases are Vietnamese repatriated from Malaysia and Japan.

Meanwhile, the domestic cases were reported in Bac Giang (85), Cancer Hospital in Ha Noi (13), Bac Ninh (16), Da Nang (eight), Vinh Phuc (four), Lang Son (two), and Nam Dinh (one).

With 38 cases confirmed earlier the same day, the total new cases reached 169 on Saturday – a new single-day record since the country reported the first COVID-19 patient on January 23, 2020.

The ministry also said 11 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, taking the total number of recovered cases to 2,668 while the death toll stands at 36.

As the pandemic remains complicated in several localities, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered a more proactive and active testing approach to contain the pandemic as the country is prepared for the upcoming national general election on May 23./.

By Thuy Dung