Vietnam records 14,193 more domestic Covid-19 patients

By Le Nga   September 7, 2021 | 04:21 am PT
Vietnam records 14,193 more domestic Covid-19 patients
A woman receives Covid-19 vaccine in HCMC's Go Vap District, August 14, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
The infection tally of Vietnam's fourth Covid-19 wave rose to 546,684 Tuesday with 14,193 new cases added in 40 cities and provinces, up 1,716 against Monday.

Among the new patients, HCMC accounted for 7,310, marking the second-highest daily tally ever after 8,499 cases were recorded last Friday.

It is followed by neighboring provinces of Binh Duong (3,966) and Dong Nai (945).

Nationwide, 316 Covid-19 patients were confirmed dead Tuesday, including 253 in HCMC, raising the toll of the ongoing wave to 13,666.

Since the wave started on April 27, community transmissions have been recorded in 62 of Vietnam's 63 cities and provinces, with HCMC accounting for the most cases, 265,846, followed by Binh Duong with 138,593, and Dong Nai 30,365.

Of all the patients recorded in the wave, 311,710 have recovered.

More than 22.67 million people have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus and over 3.4 million have received two doses.

"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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