Vietnam daily Covid tally reaches new high of 6,164 cases

By Le Nga   July 22, 2021 | 07:38 pm GMT+7
Vietnam daily Covid tally reaches new high of 6,164 cases
Hundreds line up to be vaccinated against Covid-19 at a hospital in Hanoi, July 22, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.
Vietnam recorded 3,199 new local Covid-19 cases Thursday night, bringing the day's tally to an all-time high 6,164 cases.

1,785 cases were recorded in HCMC, 615 in Binh Duong, 157 in Dong Nai, 199 in Long An, and 63 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, all four being the city's neighbors.

The remaining cases were recorded in the Mekong Delta's Dong Thap (117), Can Tho (42), Ben Tre (37), Tien Giang (27), Tra Vinh (9), Soc Trang (8), Hau Giang (7), and Kien Giang (1); Hanoi (48) and the northern provinces of Bac Ninh (7), Vinh Phuc (2), Hung Yen (2), Lao Cai (1); the central provinces of Binh Thuan (26), Phu Yen (21), Dak Lak (6), Khanh Hoa (5), Quang Nam (5), Binh Dinh (4), Dak Nong (2), Kon Tum (1, Quang Ngai (1) and Ha Tinh (1).

1,000 of the cases recorded on Thursday were detected in the community and the rest in quarantine and locked down areas.

HCMC has recorded most of the day's cases, 4,218, followed by Binh Duong with 679 and Long An at 432.

Thursday's tally is the highest daily number ever recorded in Vietnam, followed by 5,887 cases on July 18 and 5,343 on July 21.

Vietnam has now recorded 70,621 local Covid-19 cases in 61 of 63 localities, ever since the fourth coronavirus wave hit in late April.

HCMC has the highest number, 45,561, accounting for nearly 65 percent of all cases nationwide in the new wave.

A total of 1,450 patients were discharged on Thursday, bringing the total number of recoveries to 13,421, out of 74,371 infections since the pandemic broke out in the country.

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