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Vietnam announces nearly 8,600 local coronavirus cases, over 4,400 recoveries

Vietnam announces nearly 8,600 local coronavirus cases, over 4,400 recoveries

Sunday, August 01, 2021, 21:49 GMT+7
Vietnam announces nearly 8,600 local coronavirus cases, over 4,400 recoveries
Health workers are about to vaccinate two people against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, August 1, 2021. Photo: Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health reported almost 8,600 locally-acquired COVID-19 infections in Vietnam on Sunday, along with more than 4,400 recoveries.

Forty provinces and cities logged 8,597 domestically-infected patients while another 23 cases were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

More than 2,000 cases were detected in the community whereas the remainder were found in isolated areas or centralized quarantine facilities.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 4,052 of the latest domestic infections, Binh Duong Province 2,179, Long An Province 569, Dong Nai Province 425, Khanh Hoa Province 298, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 184, Tay Ninh Province 102, and Can Tho City 100.

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has detected 150,474 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities.

Ho Chi Minh City is on top with 94,295 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 16,858, Long An Province with 6,012, Bac Ninh Province with 5,735, Dong Nai Province with 4,551, Dong Thap Province with 3,187, and Tien Giang Province with 2,220.

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 documented 4,423 recoveries on Sunday, taking the total to 43,157 recovered patients.

The death toll has reached 1,306.

The Southeast Asian country has overall logged 152,044 domestic and 2,262 imported cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Health workers gave 276,373 vaccine doses today.

Over 6.2 million jabs have been administered to medical workers, teachers, factory workers, elderly people, and other frontline staff since Vietnam rolled out inoculation on March 8.

Nearly 621,000 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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