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Vietnam reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death

09 Aug 2020, 23:30 GMT+10

HANOI, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 infection on Sunday, bringing its total confirmed cases to 841, and one more death from the disease, according to its Ministry of Health.

The 31 new cases, whose ages range from seven to 85, were recorded in Hanoi, northern Bac Giang province, central Da Nang city, and central provinces of Quang Nam and Quang Tri, said the ministry.

The newly recorded cases included people reportedly in contact with COVID-19 patients, patients' caregivers at local hospitals, and people recently visiting central Da Nang which has seen a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the community, according to the ministry.

The ministry confirmed on Sunday that one more COVID-19 patient had died, bringing the death toll in the country to 11, noting that the 55-year-old woman with hypertension died of pneumonia, multi-organ failure and gastrointestinal bleeding.

A total of 395 cases have recovered as of Sunday while there are nearly 178,700 people being quarantined and monitored in the country, according to a report by Vietnam News Agency.

Part of Tam Ky market in Tam Ky city in Quang Nam province and two residence areas in the province's Duy Xuyen District have been placed under lockdown after some local residents here had been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, the news agency reported on Sunday.

Central Khanh Hoa province will temporarily halt all festivals, religious ceremonies, weddings and events with crowded gatherings at public places from next Monday as part of the efforts to tackle the COVID-19 epidemic in the locality, the news agency reported, noting that all non-essential businesses including bars and karaoke shops in the province will also be stopped.

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