Vietnam reports 20 COVID-19 cases Sunday, total infections pass 2,000

by Reuters
Sunday, 7 February 2021 11:46 GMT

HANOI, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Vietnam has reported 2,001 COVID-19 infections since the coronavirus pandemic first hit the country more than a year ago, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday.

More than 1,100 of the cases are locally transmitted, while the rest are imported, the ministry said in a statement.

It recorded 20 new cases on Sunday, all linked to a new outbreak that began on Jan. 27 in the northern province of Hai Duong and has spread to at least 12 cities and provinces. (Reporting by Khanh Vu; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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