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Vietnam's Covid infection tally rises by 4,814

By Le Nga   August 3, 2021 | 04:45 am PT
Vietnam's Covid infection tally rises by 4,814
People prepare to get Covid-19 vaccine in Hanoi, July 28, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
Health authorities confirmed 4,814 more local Covid-19 patients in 38 cities and provinces Tuesday evening, raising the day’s tally to 8,377.

Among the new patients, Ho Chi Minh City recorded 2,173, followed by its neighboring provinces of Binh Duong (1,087), Long An (320), and Dong Nai (217).

The remaining cases were detected in Can Tho City (89) and the southern provinces of Tay Ninh (122), Dong Thap (110), Ba Ria - Vung Tau (81), Ben Tre (36), Tra Vinh (33), Hau Giang (16), Kien Giang (13), Binh Phuoc (5), Bac Lieu (3), and Ca Mau (1), the central provinces of Khanh Hoa (189), Phu Yen (40), Gia Lai (39), Ninh Thuan (29), Quang Ngai (23), Dak Lak (18), Quang Nam (12), Thua Thien - Hue (9), Nghe An (7), Dak Nông (8), Kon Tum (4), Ha Tinh (3), Quang Binh (3), Quang Tri (3), Thanh Hoa (2), the northern provinces of Lao Cai (8), Ninh Binh (7), Nghe An (7), Vinh Phuc (2), Bac Giang (2), Hung Yen (1), Hai Duong (1), Dien Bien (1), and Hanoi (97).

Of the cases recorded on Tuesday, 1,570 were detected in the community and 6,807 in quarantine zones and areas under lockdown.

The Health Ministry announced another 190 Covid-19 fatalities Tuesday evening in 10 localities, including 166 in HCMC.

More than three months into the new wave, Vietnam has recorded 164,691 community infections in 62 of its 63 cities and provinces and 2,036 patients have died.

HCMC is the epicenter of the latest wave with 102,730 cases, followed by Binh Duong with 19,413.

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