Vietnam records 17,409 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   August 27, 2021 | 05:04 am PT
Vietnam records 17,409 new Covid-19 cases
A medical staff prepares Covid-19 samples for testing in Hanoi Center for Disease Control on August 18, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Nga
The Ministry of Health announced 17,409 new Covid-19 local cases Friday, taking the domestic tally in the ongoing wave to 406,224.

Of the new cases, 12,901 were recorded on the day and 4,508 added by the Binh Duong Center for Disease Control after the test results of the previous days came in.

HCMC led Friday’s tally with 5,383 cases followed by Binh Duong and Dong Nai with 4,187 and 996, respectively.

Total recoveries since the start of the pandemic rose to 198,614 with 10,126 of them announced on the day.

The total Covid-19 death toll, meanwhile, rose to 10,053 after 356 fatalities were confirmed Friday. The death toll accounts for 2.4 percent of all cases in the country.

The total number of infections recorded so far is 410,366.

More than 16.6 million have received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine to date. About 1.2 million have been fully vaccinated.

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