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Vietnam reports second-largest single-day rise of local coronavirus infections

Vietnam reports second-largest single-day rise of local coronavirus infections

Monday, August 09, 2021, 20:18 GMT+7
Vietnam reports second-largest single-day rise of local coronavirus infections
People wait for COVID-19 vaccination in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health recorded over 9,300 locally-acquired COVID-19 infections in Vietnam on Monday, the second-biggest daily count so far.

Thirty-nine provinces and cities detected 9,323 domestic cases while another 17 infections were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

A total of 1,556 transmissions were found in the community whereas the rest were detected in isolated areas or centralized quarantine facilities.

The health ministry had logged the largest daily rise of 9,684 locally-infected patients on Sunday.

Ho Chi Minh City registered 3,991 of the latest local infections, up 93 patients from yesterday, Binh Duong Province 2,887, Dong Nai Province 538, Tay Ninh Province 290, Long An Province 287, Tien Giang Province 251, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 242, and Can Tho City 98.

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has documented 215,813 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities.

Ho Chi Minh City is taking the lead with 125,795 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 30,526, Long An Province with 10,402, Dong Nai Province with 8,457, Bac Giang Province with 5,740, Dong Thap Province with 4,045, Khanh Hoa Province with 3,399, Tien Giang Province 3,137, and Tay Ninh Province 2,712.

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 ministry announced 4,423 recoveries on Monday, bringing the total to 75,920 recovered patients.

The death toll has surged to 3,757 after the health ministry reported 360 fatalities the same day, including 269 registered in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Southeast Asian country has detected an accumulation of 217,383 domestic and 2,362 imported cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Health workers gave 514,503 vaccine doses today.

More than 9.4 million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in Vietnam since the country rolled out vaccination on March 8, with almost 946,000 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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