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Vietnam records daily surge of over 8,600 coronavirus cases

Vietnam records daily surge of over 8,600 coronavirus cases

Friday, July 30, 2021, 20:17 GMT+7
Vietnam records daily surge of over 8,600 coronavirus cases
A medical worker tends to a COVID-19 patient in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health documented more than 8,600 local COVID-19 infections in Vietnam on Friday, while logging more than 3,700 recoveries.

Thirty-eight provinces and cities reported 8,622 locally-infected patients while another 27 cases were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

A total of 1,702 cases were detected in the community whereas the remainder were found in isolated areas or centralized quarantine facilities.

Ho Chi Minh City registered 4,282 of the latest domestic infections, Binh Duong Province 1,920, Long An Province 469, Dong Nai Province 360, Tien Giang Province 242, Khanh Hoa Province 217, Can Tho City 174, Dong Thap Province 157, and Hanoi 144.

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has registered 133,257 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities.

Ho Chi Minh City is on top with 86,063 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 12,604, Bac Giang Province with 5,735, Long An Province with 4,899, Dong Nai Province with 3,670, Dong Thap Province with 2,955, and Tien Giang Province with 2,097.

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. 

The health ministry announced 3,704 recoveries on Friday, bringing the total to 35,484 recovered patients.

The death toll has surged to 1,161 after 298 fatalities were logged the same day, including 254 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Southeast Asian country has overall recorded 134,827 domestic and 2,235 imported cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Health workers gave 208,041 vaccine doses today.

Over 5.5 million jabs have been administered to medical workers, teachers, factory workers, and other frontline staff since Vietnam rolled out inoculation on March 8.

Roughly 546,000 people have been fully vaccinated.

The Vietnamese government expects to obtain 175 million shots of various vaccines, including 51 million Pfizer-BioNTech jabs, by early 2022.

It 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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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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