The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 infection, an outbreak of which occurred in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang in late July, is similar to the virus circulating this month in other countries. This is stated in the response of the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Vietnam, Kidon Park.
Commenting on reports that the type of SARS-CoV-2 virus detected in Da Nang has a more exceptional ability to infect people, the WHO representative assured that there is no new cause for concern.
“Based on what is known now, the contagion of the virus and the severity of the disease it causes have not changed. There is no evidence that the mutations observed so far have led to an increase or decrease in the virulence or severity of the disease,” Park said.
On July 27, the head of the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, Nguyen Thanh Long, reported that a new type of virus was detected in patients with COVID-19 in Da Nang.
According to the Ministry of Health of Vietnam, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, 446 people have been infected in the country, including 32 people in Da Nang. At the same time, eight new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected in da Nang in the last 24 hours alone.