Da Nang documents 30 community infections of COVID-19 among 66 new cases on Nov. 25

By DA NANG Today / DA NANG Today
November 25, 2021, 18:14 [GMT+7]

Da Nang recorded 66 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, November 25, 30 of which were found in the community, nine in local centralised quarantine facilities, 22 during at-home quarantine and the remaining five in locked-down residential sites, the municipal Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control said in its latest bulletin.

Of special note, of the total 30 community-based patients, 20 had intentionally gone in-person to some medical facilities citywide for COVID-19 testing due to their displaying of some suspicious symptoms and they then tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 there.

In detail, one each was logged at the Hoa Thuan Tay Ward Health Station, the Y Duc Medical Clinic, the Phuc Khang Medical Centre, Son Tra District Health Centre, the Family Hospital, the Hai Chau District Medical Centre, Da Nang Maternity and Paediatrics Hospital, the Lien Chieu District Health Centre and the Tam Tri General Hospital. Meanwhile, the Hospital 199 under Ministry of Public Security detected seven infections, whilst the Hoan My Da Nang Hospital and the Da Nang C Hospital logged two each.

Also, two cases were confirmed during mass testing applied to staff on duty at restaurants and eateries in Khue Trung and Hoa An wards, respectively in Cam Le District.

A stall holder operating at the Hoa Khanh Nam Market, Lien Chieu District, a employee at the Viet Hoa Company, two workers at the Thuan Phuoc Seafood Company and two returnees from Ho Chi Minh City were also confirmed to contract the virus.

A resident in Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District was also found to be infected with the virus through the ongoing mass testing applied to all local household representatives, also known as ‘One door- One test’ campaign.

In particular, 54 out of the 66 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday were highly likely to spread to the community, recorded in the total seven districts, namely Hai Chau with 10 cases, Son Tra with nine, Thanh Khe with eight, Cam Le and Ngu Hanh with seven each, and Lien Chieu and Hoa Vang with five each.

Also on Thursday, a combined total of 19,206  local residents across the city had their nasal swab samples taken for COVID-19 testing, 18,050 of whom tested for the virus via the RT-PCR technique whilst the rest were subject to the rapid antigen testing.

Da Nang has recorded 726 infections, 86 of which were returnees from other cities and provinces nationwide, since October 16 when the city saw the resurgence of COVID-19 community-based cases.

Reporting by PHAN CHUNG- Translating by A. THU