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Vietnam confirms nearly 8,400 new local coronavirus cases

Vietnam confirms nearly 8,400 new local coronavirus cases

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 20:26 GMT+7
Vietnam confirms nearly 8,400 new local coronavirus cases
A woman gets vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health recorded almost 8,400 domestic COVID-19 infections in Vietnam on Tuesday, alongside more than 4,400 recoveries and nearly 390 fatalities.

Thirty-nine provinces and cities reported 8,385 domestic cases, down by 938 patients from Monday, while five separate infections were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

A total of 1,115 transmissions were found in the community whereas the remainder were detected in isolated areas or centralized quarantine facilities.

Ho Chi Minh City registered 3,956 of the new local infections, down by 35 cases from yesterday, Binh Duong Province 1,325, Long An Province 890, Dong Nai Province 732, Nghe An Province 128, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 109, Ben Tre Province 107, Can Tho City 106, Tay Ninh Province 102, Dong Thap Province 101, Tien Giang Province 100, Da Nang 74, and Hanoi 61.   

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has documented 224,198 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities.

Ho Chi Minh City is taking the lead with 129,751 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 31,851, Long An Province with 11,292, Dong Nai Province with 9,189, Bac Giang Province with 5,742, Dong Thap Province with 4,146, Khanh Hoa Province with 3,399, Tien Giang Province 3,237, Tay Ninh Province 2,814, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 2,244, and Hanoi with 2,140.

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 4,428 recoveries on Tuesday, taking the total to 80,348 recovered patients.

The death toll has increased to 4,145 after the health ministry reported 388 fatalities the same day, including 308 registered in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Southeast Asian country has detected an accumulation of 225,768 domestic and 2,367 imported cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Vietnam has received 18,122,000 doses of various vaccines from different sources as yet, the national vaccination task force said.

Health workers gave 599,941 vaccine doses today.

Nearly 10 million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in Vietnam since the country rolled out vaccination on March 8, with over one million 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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