The Ministry of Health announced six new cases on August 24 evening, including four in Da Nang city and two in Hai Duong province, a gateway to Hanoi capital.
Hai Duong city, the capital of Hai Duong province, scrambled to isolate another outbreak at Hieu Trang shop where new cases were detected. This is the second outbreak following the first confirmed at a restaurant in the locality more than a week ago.
Hai Duong immediately suspended all catering services and other non-essential services offering beauty make-ups, clothing, cookies, drinks, gold and gemstones, tobacco, home appliances and toys.
As of 06.00hrs August 25, Vietnam has recorded 680 locally acquired coronavirus infections, including 540 cases closely linked to Da Nang outbreak, the country’s largest so far.
Out of 1,022 cases the country has registered so far, 588 cases have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery.
The remaining 477 cases are receiving treatment at health facilities across the country, with 146 cases having tested negative at least once.
Twenty-seven cases have died of COVID-19 and underlying illnesses such as as end-stage kidney cancer, severe pneumonia, diabetes and multi-organ failure.