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Vietnam reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, almost 7,000 recoveries

Vietnam reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, almost 7,000 recoveries

Monday, August 23, 2021, 21:37 GMT+7
Vietnam reports more than 10,000 new coronavirus cases, almost 7,000 recoveries
A health worker cares for a COVID-19 patient in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Thu Hien / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health recorded over 10,000 local coronavirus cases on Monday, alongside nearly 7,000 recoveries and 389 deaths.

Thirty-nine provinces and cities reported 10,383 domestic cases whereas another six infections were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

The health ministry had reported 11,346 locally-infected patients on Sunday.

Over 6,000 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 logged 4,251 of the new domestic infections, up by 58 patients; Binh Duong Province 3,183, down by 612; Dong Nai Province 623; Tien Giang Province 459; Long An Province 388; Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 154; Da Nang 152; Dak Lak Province 128; Khanh Hoa Province 125; Nghe An Province 111; Dong Thap Province 100; Hanoi 40.

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has confirmed 354,355 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities.  

Ho Chi Minh City is in the front with 180,245 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 73,425, Dong Nai Province with 18,311, Long An Province with 18,193, Tien Giang Province with 7,743, and Dong Thap Province with 6,061.

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 6,945 recoveries on Monday, taking the total to 154,612 recovered patients.

The death toll has increased to 8,666 after the health ministry reported 389 fatalities the same day, including 340 registered in Ho Chi Minh City and 34 in Binh Duong Province.

The Southeast Asian country has detected an accumulation of 358,456 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Health workers gave 298,376 vaccine doses on Sunday.

Almost 17.4 million vaccine shots have been administered in Vietnam since the country rolled out vaccination on March 8, with over 1.8 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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