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Vietnam adds over 9,500 local COVID-19 cases

Vietnam adds over 9,500 local COVID-19 cases

Sunday, August 15, 2021, 20:18 GMT+7
Vietnam adds over 9,500 local COVID-19 cases
This supplied photo shows a woman being vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The Ministry of Health confirmed over 9,500 more domestic coronavirus infections in Vietnam on Sunday, including more than 4,500 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Forty-one provinces and cities recorded 9,574 local cases whereas another six infections were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

The ministry had logged 9,710 domestically-infected patients on Saturday.

Nearly 2,500 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 accounted for 4,516 of the new domestic infections, up by 285 cases from yesterday, Binh Duong Province 2,358, Dong Nai Province 546, Long An Province 514, Dong Thap Province 271, Tien Giang Province 209, Can Tho City 170, Khanh Hoa Province 166, Tay Ninh Province 159, Da Nang 83, and Hanoi 39.

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has recorded 271,037 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities.

Ho Chi Minh City stays atop with 149,286 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 43,979, Long An Province with 14,399, Dong Nai Province with 13,616, Bac Giang Province with 5,743, Dong Thap Province with 5,010, Tien Giang Province with 4,296, Khanh Hoa Province with 4,246, Tay Ninh Province with 3,473, Can Tho City with 2,663, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 2,587, Hanoi with 2,434, Phu Yen Province with 2,082, and Da Nang with 2,029.

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 5,519 recoveries on Sunday, taking the total to 102,504 recovered patients.

The death toll has jumped to 5,774 after the health ministry reported 337 fatalities the same day, including 282 registered in Ho Chi Minh City and 20 in Binh Duong Province.

The Southeast Asian country has detected an accumulation of 275,044 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Health workers gave 612,974 COVID-19 vaccine doses on Saturday.

Over 14.4 million vaccine shots have been administered in Vietnam since the country rolled out vaccination on March 8, with nearly 1.4 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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