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Daily local COVID-19 cases jump by almost 1,000 in Vietnam

Daily local COVID-19 cases jump by almost 1,000 in Vietnam

Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 21:02 GMT+7
Daily local COVID-19 cases jump by almost 1,000 in Vietnam
A health worker fumigates a neighborhood in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health recorded nearly 9,600 new domestic coronavirus infections, a daily rise of almost 1,000 cases, in Vietnam on Tuesday.

Forty provinces and cities reported 9,595 local cases whereas another 10 infections were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

The ministry had reported 8,644 domestically-infected patients on Monday.

Nearly 4,500 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 documented 3,559 of the new domestic infections, up by 218 cases from yesterday, Binh Duong Province 3,332, Long An Province 581, Tien Giang Province 411, Dong Nai Province 298, Can Tho City 172, Dong Thap Province 170, Khanh Hoa Province 139, Da Nang 124, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 79, and Hanoi 61.

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has logged 289,276 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities. The health ministry has declared 108,534 of them recovered from the respiratory disease.

Ho Chi Minh City is on top of the caseload with 156,186 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 49,833, Long An Province with 15,579, Dong Nai Province with 14,502, Bac Giang Province with 5,743, Dong Thap Province with 5,338, Tien Giang Province with 4,859, Khanh Hoa Province with 4,647, Tay Ninh Province with 3,613, Can Tho City with 2,921, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 2,666, Hanoi with 2,545, and Da Nang with 2,249.

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 4,331 recoveries on Tuesday, taking the total to 111,308 recovered patients.

The death toll has surged to 6,472 after the health ministry reported 331 fatalities the same day, including 285 registered in Ho Chi Minh City and 12 in Binh Duong Province.

The Southeast Asian country has detected an accumulation of 293,301 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Health workers gave 592,104 COVID-19 vaccine doses on Monday.

About 15.3 million vaccine shots have been administered in Vietnam since the country rolled out vaccination on March 8, with 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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