Vietnam records 11,569 more local Covid cases

By Le Nga   August 26, 2021 | 04:46 am PT
Vietnam records 11,569 more local Covid cases
Health workers operate inside a Covid-19 hotspot in Hanoi, August 26, 2021. Photo by VnExpress
Vietnam on Thursday recorded 11,569 new local Covid-19 cases, bringing the total coronavirus tally in the new wave to 388,815.

The three localities with the highest numbers of new cases were the southern neighbors Binh Duong with 4,868 cases, Ho Chi Minh City with 3,934 cases and Dong Nai with 743 cases.

318 new coronavirus deaths were recorded, with 242 in Ho Chi Minh City, 46 in Binh Duong, nine in Tien Giang, three each in Dong Thap, Khanh Hoa, Long An and Vinh Long, two each in Binh Thuan and Soc Trang, and one each in Hanoi, Ben Tre, Kien Giang, Thua Thien-Hue and Tra Vinh.

The coronavirus death toll in Vietnam so far is 9,667, accounting for around 2.5 percent of all cases in the country.

18,567 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered, bringing the number of recovered cases so far to 188,488.

Over 18.5 million people have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shots. Over 2.1 million are fully vaccinated.

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