Vietnam records 9,653 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   August 12, 2021 | 04:10 am PT
Vietnam records 9,653 new Covid cases
A medic works at a Covid-19 field hospital in HCMC's District 7, August 7, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
Vietnam recorded 9,653 new local Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the nation's second highest daily number ever.

Thursday's infection tally came only after 9,684 cases recorded on August 8. It included 2,226 cases detected in the community.

The five localities which recorded the highest numbers of infections were Ho Chi Minh City with 3,841 cases, Binh Duong with 3,028, Dong Nai 1,071, Long An 354 and Tien Giang 212, all in southern Vietnam.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 326 Covid-19 deaths from August 1 to August 12, with 225 in HCMC, 42 in Binh Duong, 20 in Tien Giang, 19 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, six Long An, four each in Ben Tre and Vinh Long, and two each in Hanoi, Da Nang and Binh Thuan. The national Covid death tally is now at 4,813, including 35 deaths recorded in previous waves.

3,991 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 89,145 nationwide.

Since the fourth wave broke out on April 27, Vietnam has recorded 242,552 infections in 62 cities and provinces.

The country has vaccinated over 12 million people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over one million of them have been fully vaccinated.

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