Vietnam records 9,150 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   August 13, 2021 | 04:29 am PT
Vietnam records 9,150 new Covid-19 cases
A woman gets a Covid-19 vaccine dose at the Hung Vuong Hospital in HCMC, August 12, 2021.Photo courtesy of Hung Vuong Hospital
The Ministry of Health recorded 9,150 local Covid-19 cases on Friday, raising the infection tally in the ongoing wave to 251,702.

Friday’s tally, a drop of 503 from Thursday, was led by HCMC with 3,531 cases, followed by Binh Duong (2,816), Dong Nai (808), and Long An (623), all localities in the south.

The number of recoveries rose by 3,593 to 92,738, while the death toll increased to 5,088 with 275 fatalities confirmed Friday.

Since the fourth wave broke out on April 27, Vietnam has found infections in 62 cities and provinces.

Over 13 million have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and more than 1.1 million have been fully vaccinated.

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