Vietnam confirms 12,096 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   August 25, 2021 | 03:54 am PT
Vietnam confirms 12,096 new Covid-19 cases
A medical staff takes samples of residents to test for Covid-19 in HCMC's Binh Thanh District on August 23, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Health authorities confirmed 12,096 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, up 1,296 from Tuesday.

Ho Chi Minh City led with 5,294 new cases, followed by Binh Duong Province (4,129) and Dong Nai Province (618).

Wednesday marked the seventh day in a row Vietnam has recorded over 10,000 cases in a day.

This brings the total number of cases in the fourth Covid-19 wave to 377,245. Among them 167,147 have been discharged.

335 deaths were confirmed Wednesday, most of them in HCMC. The Covid-19 death tally is now at 9,349, or 2.5 percent of infections.

Vietnam has vaccinated 18.09 million people, among them 2.04 million have received two doses.

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