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Vietnam finds 8,320 new local coronavirus infections

Vietnam finds 8,320 new local coronavirus infections

Friday, August 06, 2021, 20:21 GMT+7
Vietnam finds 8,320 new local coronavirus infections
A woman has her blood pressure measured before COVID-19 inoculation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health confirmed over 8,300 domestic COVID-19 cases in Vietnam on Friday, together with almost 4,300 recoveries and 300 deaths.

Forty-two provinces and cities documented 8,320 local infections, up by 1,081 cases from Thursday, while another four cases were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

A total of 1,486 transmissions were found in the community whereas the rest were detected in isolated areas or centralized quarantine facilities.

Ho Chi Minh City logged 4,060 of the new local infections, up by 174 patients from yesterday, Binh Duong Province 1,169, Long An Province 859, Dong Nai Province 554, Khanh Hoa Province 269, Tien Giang Province 253, Dong Thap Province 141, Da Nang 138, Hanoi 116, and Tay Ninh Province 102.

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has documented 189,473 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities.

Ho Chi Minh City is on top of the table with 113,976 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 23,547, Long An Province with 9,024, Dong Nai Province with 6,596, Bac Ninh Province with 5,739, Dong Thap Province with 3,816, Khanh Hoa Province with 2,998, Tien Giang Province 2,721, and Tay Ninh Province 2,288.

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 recorded 4,292 recoveries on Friday, bringing the total to 62,332 recovered patients.

The death toll has risen to 3,016 after the ministry reported 296 fatalities in 17 provinces and cities the same day, including 219 registered in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday and today.

The Southeast Asian country has detected an accumulation of 191,043 domestic and 2,338 imported cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Health workers gave a record 442,422 vaccine doses today.

Over eight million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in Vietnam since the country rolled out vaccination on March 8, with above 820,000 people having 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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