Viet Nam confirms 106 COVID-19 cases
19:10 | 14/05/2021
VGP – The Ministry of Health confirmed two cases and 104 local infections on Friday, taking the national patient tally to 3,816.

The number of daily COVID-19 cases reported from May 1-14

The imported cases include a 34-year-old Vietnamese woman who returned to Viet Nam from China on May 10 via the Thanh Thuy border gate in the northern province of Ha Giang.

The other is an one-year-old boy who was repatriated from Japan on April 24 on flight VJ2723.

Meanwhile, the community infection cases were reported in Bac Giang (16), Bac Ninh (46), Ha Noi (17), Lang Son (six), Nam Dinh (two), the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (two) and Cancer Hospital (eight) in Ha Noi, Da Nang (three), Thai Binh (two), Dien Bien (one), and Hung Yen (one).

Viet Nam experienced the fourth wave of local transmissions of COVID-19 from April 27. Authorities have tested 434,941 samples and detected 728 community infection cases in 26 cities and provinces nationwide.

Vietnamese laboratories are now capable of testing 100,000 samples per day, according to a health official, according to Deputy Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan.

The capacity could be five or ten times higher in case of pool testing which means combining respiratory samples from five or ten people in one laboratory test to detect SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, aid Tran./.

By Ngoc Van

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