Vietnam records 4,247 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   August 2, 2021 | 04:32 am PT
Vietnam records 4,247 new Covid-19 cases
Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem District is left deserted, July 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ha Mi.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 4,247 new Covid-19 patients Monday evening, raising the tally in the new wave to 157,868.

Ho Chi Minh City, the epicenter of the ongoing fourth coronavirus wave, recorded 2,267 cases. It was followed by the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Long An with 453 and 445 cases, respectively. The remaining cases were recorded in 28 other provinces and cities.

Among the night's tally, 1,368 were detected in the community.

Vietnam recorded a total of 7,445 cases on Monday. Of which, 2,344 were detected in the community and the rest in quarantine zones and areas under lockdown.

The health ministry also confirmed 3,808 discharges the same day, raising the number of recoveries since the pandemic began to 46,965.

Another 389 deaths in four localities, including 354 in HCMC, between July 17 and August 2 were registered, raising the fatalities since the start of the pandemic to 1,695, including 1,660 in the fourth wave.

Since the new Covid-19 wave emerged in Vietnam in late April, infections have been recorded in 62 of its 63 cities and provinces.

HCMC is the epicenter of the latest wave with 98,559 cases.

The country has vaccinated more than 6.41 million people, including 659,064 who have received two shots.

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