July 31, 2020 / 12:48 AM / 9 days ago

Vietnam reports 45 new coronavirus cases, biggest daily jump

Healthcare workers talk to a local resident (C) near the house of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient as they investigate infection links in Hanoi, Vietnam July 30, 2020. REUTERS/Kham

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam’s health ministry on Friday reported 45 new coronavirus infections linked to a recent outbreak in the central city of Danang, marking the highest daily increase since the first cases emerged in the country in late January.

The new patients, with ages ranging from 27 to 87, are linked to four hospitals and a hotel in Danang. Total infections since the virus resurfaced have reached 93, the ministry said in a statement.

Vietnam has registered 509 cases of the virus in total, with no deaths. The country had recorded 100 days without a locally transmission case before the reemergence of the virus.

Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Ed Davies

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