Vietnam daily Covid-19 cases reach record high 7,295

By Le Nga   July 23, 2021 | 08:31 pm GMT+7
Vietnam daily Covid-19 cases reach record high 7,295
A medical staff takes a sample of a passenger for Covid-19 testing at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on July 15, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 3,397 Covid-19 cases Friday evening, pushing the daily tally to a new high of 7,295.

HCMC led the latest count with 1,611, followed by Binh Duong (571), Long An (379) and 27 other cities and provinces.

Of Friday’s total, 1,083 cases were detected in the community and the rest in quarantine facilities, or lockdown zones.

On Friday’s total, 4,913 cases were in HCMC.

With 2,115 patients declared recovered on Friday, the total number of recoveries since the start of the pandemic rose to 15,536.

The national Covid-19 tally since the new wave started late April has reached 77,882, recorded in 61 of 63 localities.

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