COVID-19: Vietnam records 46 new infections in 12 hours, first death after vaccination

(VOVWORLD) -Vietnam recorded 46 new COVID-19 infections, including 40 domestically-transmitted cases and six imported cases, in the past 12 hours to 6pm on Friday, the Ministry of Health said.

Among the 40 local cases, 24 were detected in Hanoi, 5 in the central city of Da Nang, 4 in the northern province of Hung Yen, and each one in Hai Duong, Dien Bien, Ha Nam, Nghe An, Nam Dinh, Phu Tho, and Vinh Phuc provinces.

The six imported cases included two in Ho Chi Minh City, two in the central city of Da Nang , and each one in Quang Tri and Binh Thuan province. They were immediately isolated upon entry.

The national tally has therefore reached a total of 3,137 infections, including 1,731 local cases. In the latest outbreaks since April 27 a total of 161 cases have been detected.   

On Friday, Vietnam recorded first death after COVID-19 vaccination, according to a notice of the Ministry of Health.
A 35-year-old female medical staff working at Tan Chau Region General Hospital in An Giang Province died of anaphylaxis on Friday after being injected with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
The cause of her death was "anaphylaxis due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug allergy," according to the professional council of An Giang Province's Health Department. 

This is a very rare case in the vaccination against COVID-19, said the notice of the Ministry of Health.