Vietnam records 12,752 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   August 29, 2021 | 04:15 am PT
Vietnam records 12,752 new local Covid cases
Health workers operate inside a locked down area in Hanoi, August 26, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
Vietnam on Sunday recorded 12,752 new local Covid-19 cases in 39 cities and provinces, bringing the tally of coronavirus cases in the new wave to 431,073.

Sunday's is the highest single-day tally recorded since Covid-19 broke out in Vietnam, after 17,409 recorded on August 27 and 13,417 on August 21.

The three localities with the highest numbers of infection were Binh Duong with 5,414 cases, Ho Chi Minh City with 4,957 cases and Long An with 533 cases, all three major southern industrial hubs.

344 deaths were recorded on Saturday and Sunday, with 256 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, 31 in Binh Duong, 18 in Tien Giang, 13 in Long An, five in Dong Nai, four each in Kien Giang and Vinh Long, three each in Da Nang, Dong Thap and Tay Ninh, and one each in Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Thua Thien-Hue and Vinh Phuc.

The total coronavirus death toll so far is 10,749 cases, accounting for around 2.5 percent of all infected cases.

8,813 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered on Sunday, bringing the total number of recovered cases so far to 219,802.

Of nearly 205,000 hospitalized patients, more than 6,300 are severe cases who need ventilators and 24 have to rely on extracorporeal life support ECMO.

In epicenter HCMC, nearly 2,800 patients of around 40,000 hospitalized are severe cases who need ventilators while 18 others need ECMO, the HCMC Center for Disease Control said Sunday.

Over 19.4 million people in the country have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over 2.4 million people have been fully vaccinated.

"Medicine package for Covid-19 patients" campaign aims to support patients self-isolating at home. Each donation worth VND380,000 ($16.65) can help buy medicine for one patient. For more information regarding donation methods, kindly refer to this link.

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