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Vietnam’s local coronavirus tally jump by 211 cases

Vietnam’s local coronavirus tally jump by 211 cases

Monday, June 07, 2021, 21:00 GMT+7
Vietnam’s local coronavirus tally jump by 211 cases
A health worker collects a nose swab from a person for coronavirus testing in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health announced 211 new domestic coronavirus cases on Monday, most recorded in a hotbed in northern Vietnam.

One hundred and twenty-two of the locally-transmitted infections were registered in Bac Giang Province, which is the country’s largest epicenter.

Ho Chi Minh City, a busy economic hub in the south, reported 46 patients, the majority linked to a religious group.

Vietnam has logged 5,833 local infections in 39 out of its 63 provinces and cities since April 27, when the fourth wave broke out.

Bac Giang is in the front with 3,211 patients, followed by Bac Ninh with 1,122, Hanoi with 438, Ho Chi Minh City with 422, and Da Nang with 158.

Vietnam has documented an accumulation of 8,983 COVID-19 patients, including 7,402 community cases and 1,581 imported ones, since the virus first hit it on January 23, 2020, according to the health ministry’s data.

Recoveries have reached 3,509, including 141 announced on Monday, while 53 patients have died so far, most having suffered underlying medical conditions. 

The government has administered 1,248,559 vaccine shots to medical staff and other frontline workers since mass inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

A full two-dose course has been given to 33,643 people as yet.

Vietnam has already received almost 2.9 million AstraZeneca doses from direct purchases and the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme.

The health ministry last week claimed to have secured 120 of the targeted 150 million vaccine jabs to immunize at least 70 percent of the country’s population of nearly 98 million people this year.

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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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