Vietnam coronavirus tally in new wave crosses 14,000

By Le Nga   July 1, 2021 | 07:19 pm GMT+7
Vietnam coronavirus tally in new wave crosses 14,000
People wait to have Covid-19 tests in Binh Tan District, HCMC, June 22, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Vietnam recorded 246 local Covid-19 cases Thursday night, including more than half in HCMC, bringing the day's tally to 693.

Thursday saw the second highest number of daily infections ever recorded nationwide and in HCMC, the latter having 464 cases. The country's highest number of local cases in a day was 845 and HCMC's 724, both recorded on June 26.

Of the Thursday night tally, 152 cases were recorded in HCMC, 42 in Binh Duong, 22 in Tien Giang, nine in Quang Ngai, eight in Phu Yen, five in An Giang, three in Da Nang, two each in Ha Tinh and Bac Ninh and one in Bac Giang.

In HCMC, 105 were detected within quarantine zones and other locked down areas, while 47 others are being contact traced.

31 cases in Binh Duong are linked to three companies in Thu Dau Mot, Thuan An and Binh Duong towns, seven are linked to the Nhi Dong 1 residential complex in Di An Town, and four are being contact traced.

All the cases in Tien Giang, Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, Da Nang, Ha Tinh and Bac Ninh have been contained within quarantine zones and locked down areas.

The cases in An Giang and Bac Giang are close contact cases.

Over two months into the new Covid wave, the most challenging Vietnam has faced yet, the nation has recorded 14,188 domestic cases in 51 of its 63 cities and provinces.

The northern province of Bac Giang still leads with 5,708 cases, followed by HCMC with 4,304.

Vietnam has recorded 17,576 infections since Covid-19 first appeared in the country early last year. Of them, 81 have died and 7,247 have recovered, including 407 recoveries announced on Thursday.

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