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Vietnam announces 10,797 new local coronavirus cases

Vietnam announces 10,797 new local coronavirus cases

Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 20:56 GMT+7
Vietnam announces 10,797 new local coronavirus cases
Health workers collect samples for COVID-19 tests from residents in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Dan Thuan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health logged nearly 10,800 domestic COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, alongside over 7,600 recoveries and 348 fatalities.

Forty-three provinces and cities recorded 10,797 local cases whereas another 14 infections were imported from abroad, the health ministry said.

The health ministry had documented 10,383 locally-infected patients on Monday.

Almost 6,800 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 registered 4,627 of the new domestic infections, up by 376 patients; Binh Duong Province 3,628, up by 445; Dong Nai Province 799; Long An Province 393; Khanh Hoa Province 203; Dong Thap Province 162; Da Nang 153; Tay Ninh Province 105; Tien Giang Province 93; Can Tho City 72; and Hanoi 66.

Since the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Vietnam on April 27, the country has confirmed 365,152 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities.  

Ho Chi Minh City is on top of the list with 184,872 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 77,053, Dong Nai Province with 19,110, Long An Province with 18,586, Tien Giang Province with 7,836, Dong Thap Province with 6,223, Bac Giang Province with 5,840, Khanh Hoa Province with 5,712, Da Nang with 3,399, and Hanoi with 2,909.

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 recorded 7,663 recoveries on Tuesday, bringing the total to 162,279 recovered patients.

The death toll has jumped to 9,014 after the health ministry documented 348 fatalities the same day, including 292 in Ho Chi Minh City and 35 in Binh Duong Province.

The Southeast Asian country has detected an accumulation of 369,267 cases since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it on January 23, 2020.

Health workers gave 275,085 vaccine doses on Monday.

More than 17.6 million vaccine shots have been administered in Vietnam since the country rolled out vaccination on March 8, with over 1.9 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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