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Vietnam announces over 9,000 new local COVID-19 cases, 3,500 recoveries

Vietnam announces over 9,000 new local COVID-19 cases, 3,500 recoveries

Friday, August 13, 2021, 18:48 GMT+7
Vietnam announces over 9,000 new local COVID-19 cases, 3,500 recoveries
People get COVID-19 vaccine injections at a mobile vaccination site in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Thai Luy / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health confirmed over 9,000 more domestic coronavirus infections and more than 3,500 recovered patients in Vietnam on Friday.

Thirty-nine provinces and cities recorded 9,150 local cases whereas another 30 infections were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

The ministry had logged 9,653 domestically-infected patients in 42 provinces and cities on Thursday.

Nearly 2,000 of the latest local cases were found in the community while the remainder were detected in isolated areas or centralized quarantine facilities.

Ho Chi Minh City documented 3,531 of the new domestic infections, down by 310 cases from yesterday, Binh Duong Province 2,816, Dong Nai Province 808, Long An Province 623, Khanh Hoa Province 243, Dong Thap Province 152, Can Tho City 142, Tra Vinh Province 140, and Hanoi 97.

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has recorded 251,753 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities.

Ho Chi Minh City stays atop the table with 140,539 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 39,592, Long An Province with 13,232, Dong Nai Province with 12,047, Dong Thap Province with 4,621, Khanh Hoa Province with 3,916, Tien Giang Province with 3,626, Tay Ninh Province with 3,217, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 2,494, Hanoi with 2,355, and Can Tho City with 2,329.

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 logged 3,593 recoveries on Friday, taking the total to 92,738 recovered patients.

The death toll has jumped to 5,088 after the health ministry reported 275 fatalities the same day, including 223 registered in Ho Chi Minh City and 25 in Binh Duong Province.

The Southeast Asian country has detected an accumulation of 255,748 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Health workers gave 1,075,584 COVID-19 vaccine doses on Thursday.

Over 13.2 million vaccine shots have been administered in Vietnam since the country rolled out vaccination on March 8, with nearly 1.2 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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