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Daily Covid-19 tally scales new high in Vietnam with 5,887 cases

By Le Nga   July 18, 2021 | 06:00 am PT
Daily Covid-19 tally scales new high in Vietnam with 5,887 cases
Medical staff take samples for Covid-19 testing in HCMC on July 5, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
Vietnam recorded 2,807 new local Covid-19 cases Sunday evening, pushing the day's tally to an all-time high of 5,887.

Among the night's tally, Ho Chi Minh City, the epicenter of the ongoing fourth coronavirus wave, recorded 2,310 cases. It was followed by the southern provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong with 65 and 64 cases, respectively. The remaining cases were recorded in 23 other provinces and cities.

Of the new cases, 2,108 were contained within quarantine centers or lockdown areas.

The rest either had contact with previously confirmed cases or are being contact traced.

Vietnam saw the biggest daily spike of Covid-19 on Sunday with 5,887 cases, with the majority in HCMC (4,692).

Also on Sunday, 355 patients have recovered, raising the number of recoveries since the pandemic started to 10,667.

The death toll in the ongoing wave rose to 219 after 29 patients died on Sunday.

Over 4.2 million people have been vaccinated.

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