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Ho Chi Minh City logs 1,849 local COVID-19 cases in 12 hours

Ho Chi Minh City logs 1,849 local COVID-19 cases in 12 hours

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 11:21 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City logs 1,849 local COVID-19 cases in 12 hours
A woman receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City, July 24, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam registered 2,762 domestic COVID-19 infections, including 1,849 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, from 6:30 pm on Monday to 6:00 am on Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

A total of 149 cases were recorded in Dong Thap, 144 in Tay Ninh, 119 in Dong Nai, 87 in Binh Duong, and 73 in Vinh Long.

The remaining patients were logged in 15 other provinces and cities.

Among the new infections in the country, 538 were detected in the community while the rest were in quarantine centers and isolated areas.

Two imported cases were also documented in the past 12 hours.

As of Tuesday morning, Vietnam had detected 109,111 COVID-19 cases, with 21,344 recoveries and 524 deaths.

The Southeast Asian country has recorded 105,338 cases in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth wave began on April 27.

Ho Chi Minh City leads the table with 68,271 patients, followed by Binh Duong with 8,830, Bac Giang with 5,735, and Long An with 3,856.

By comparison, Vietnam confirmed 106 community cases in the first wave from January 23 to April 16, 2020, 554 in the second from July 25 to December 1, 2020, and 910 in the third from January 28 to March 25, 2021. 

One hundred and twenty-six patients are being treated at intensive care units, while 15 others have been given ECMO, an outside-body life support system.

Eight provinces and cities have not recorded any local infections over the past 14 days.

Vietnam has administered 4,746,642 COVID-19 vaccine shots since it rolled out inoculation on March 8, with 423,071 people having completed the two-dose regimen.

The country set a target of immunizing two-thirds of a population of nearly 98 million people against COVID-19 by the first quarter of next year.

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