Vietnam records its first COVID-19 death

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Hanoi [Vietnam], July 31 (ANI): Vietnam has reported its first coronavirus fatality after the death of an elderly man who had tested positive in Danang, Al Jazeera reported citing local media. The COVID-19 cases reportedly had re-emerged in Danang last week after 100 days. Meanwhile, the VNA reported that Ha Noi authorities have conducted rapid coronavirus tests for all people returning from Danang in a bid to halt the transmission of the virus. The mass testing campaign, which began on Thursday will end on Saturday for those who visited Danang from July 1 to 29. Authorities on Friday recorded 45 new coronavirus cases, marking the biggest daily jump in the country, bringing the total cases in the country to 509, Al Jazeera reported. (ANI)