HCMC's coronavirus infection tally in new wave crosses 100,000

By Le Nga   August 2, 2021 | 03:55 pm PT
HCMC's coronavirus infection tally in new wave crosses 100,000
People in HCMC gather at a Covid-19 vaccination station in District 11, August 2, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
Health authorities confirmed 3,563 new local Covid-19 cases in 28 localities Tuesday morning, including 1,998 in Ho Chi Minh City, raising the ongoing wave's tally in the city to 100,557.

The remaining new cases confirmed Tuesday are in the city's neighboring provinces of Binh Duong (519), Long An (246), Tay Ninh (176), and Dong Nai (147), the Mekong Delta's Can Tho City (31) and provinces of Vinh Long (72), Ben Tre (62), Soc Trang (33), Dong Thap (31), An Giang (26), and Kien Giang (3), Da Nang (66) and the central provinces of Binh Thuan (72), Phu Yen (20), Binh Dinh (18), Dak Lak (11), Dak Nong (8), Nghe An (5), Ha Tinh (4), Quang Tri (1), and Thanh Hoa (1), and northern provinces of Phu Tho (3), Son La (3), Hai Duong (2), Dien Bien (1), and Hanoi (1).

Of all the new infections, 687 were detected in the community and 2,876 were in quarantine zones and areas under lockdown.

More than three months into the new wave, Vietnam has recorded 161,431 community infections in 62 of its 63 cities and provinces, with HCMC being the epicenter.

Also Tuesday morning, the authorities confirmed another 186 deaths so far in the wave in 10 cities and provinces, including 165 recorded in HCMC between July 28 and August 2.

The additional figure has raised the national death toll of this wave to 1,846, and 1,881 since the start of the pandemic.

Vietnam has administered more than 6.95 million Covid-19 vaccine shots, fully vaccinating 712,864 people with two shots.

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