Vietnam records 9,574 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   August 15, 2021 | 07:19 pm GMT+7
Vietnam confirmed 9,574 new Covid-19 cases in 41 localities Sunday, raising the infection tally in the ongoing wave to 270,986.

Current epicenter HCMC led the day's tally with 4,516 cases, followed by its neighbors and industrial hubs Binh Duong (2,358), Dong Nai (546) and Long An (514).

Of the cases recorded on Sunday, 2,470 cases were detected in the community while the remaining in quarantine facilities or lockdown areas.

The number of recoveries rose by 5,519 to 102,504, while the death toll increased to 5,774 with 337 fatalities confirmed Sunday.

Traffic congestion at a Covid-19 checkpoint in Binh Thanh District, HCMC after a new rule of making online travel declaration took effect, August 15, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.

Traffic congestion at a Covid-19 checkpoint in Binh Thanh District, HCMC after a new rule of making online travel declaration took effect, August 15, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

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

Vietnam now ranks 78th among 222 countries and territories in terms of infection numbers and 66th in fatalities.

Over 13 million people in the country have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, and more than 1.4 million have been fully vaccinated.

 
 
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