Vietnam records 3,941 more domestic Covid-19 patients

By Le Nga   August 4, 2021 | 03:40 pm PT
Vietnam records 3,941 more domestic Covid-19 patients
A woman rides past a Covid-19 checkpoint in Binh Duong Province, August 2021. Photo by VnExpress.
The infection tally of Vietnam's new Covid-19 wave rose to 177,804 Thursday morning with 3,941 new cases added in 24 cities and provinces.

Among the new patients, HCMC accounted for 2,349, followed by its neighboring provinces of Binh Duong (497), Tay Ninh (235), and Long An (189).

The rest were recorded in southern provinces of Tien Giang (169), Dong Nai (110), Ba Ria-Vung Tau (66), Vinh Long (58), Dong Thap (32), An Giang (21), Soc Trang (20), Kien Giang (12), Tra Vinh (9), and Bac Lieu (6); Da Nang (92) and the central provinces of Binh Dinh (35), Phu Yen (17), Dak Lak (9), Quang Binh (9), Thanh Hoa (1), Lam Dong (1), Quang Tri (1) and Ha Tinh (1); and the northern Lang Son Province (2).

Of the total new cases, 1,008 were detected in the community and 2,933 in quarantine camps or lockdown areas.

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, 108,379, followed by Binh Duong with 22,053.

More than 7.55 million people have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus but only 778,986 have received two doses.

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