Vietnam records 12,097 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   August 28, 2021 | 04:29 am PT
Vietnam records 12,097 new local Covid cases
Forces check travel papers of people at a Covid checkpoint on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street in HCMC, August 23 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Gia Minh
Vietnam confirmed 12,097 new local Covid-19 cases in 39 cities and provinces Saturday, bringing the total coronavirus tally in the new wave to 418,321.

Saturday's is the third largest single-day tally since Covid-19 broke out in Vietnam, after 17,409 recorded on Friday and 13,417 on Saturday last week.

Of the day's tally, 5,629 cases were detected in quarantine and locked down areas, while the remaining 6,468 in the community with unclear sources of transmission.

Three localities with the highest numbers of new cases continued to be HCMC (5,481) and its neighbors Binh Duong (4,049) and Dong Nai (797), all three being major industrial hubs.

352 new coronavirus deaths were recorded, with 271 in Ho Chi Minh City, 38 in Binh Duong, 16 in Dong Nai, 15 in Tien Giang, four in Long An, two each in Dong Thap and Khanh Hoa, and one each in Da Nang, Ben Tre, Nghe An and Thua Thien-Hue.

The coronavirus death toll in Vietnam so far is 10,405, accounting for around 2.5 percent of all cases in the country.

12,375 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered Saturday, bringing the number of recovered cases so far to 210,989.

Over 19 million people have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shots. Over 2.3 million are fully vaccinated.

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