Vietnam's Covid infection tally rises by 8,644

By Le Nga   August 16, 2021 | 04:21 am PT
Vietnam's Covid infection tally rises by 8,644
A man checks the approval documents of vehicles passing through a Covid-19 checkpoint on Nguyen Kiem Street in Go Vap District, HCMC, August 12, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Health authorities confirmed 8,644 more local Covid-19 patients in 43 localities Monday evening, pushing the infection tally in the ongoing wave to 279,630.

Monday’s tally, a drop of 930 from Sunday, was led by HCMC with 3,341 cases, followed by Binh Duong (2,522), Long An (599) and Dong Nai (588).

Of the cases recorded, 2,422 cases were detected in the community while the remaining in quarantine facilities or lockdown areas.

The number of recoveries since the start of the pandemic increased to 106,977 after 4,473 were announced recovered Monday, while the death toll increased to 6,141 with 368 new fatalities.

Since the fourth wave broke out on April 27, Vietnam has recorded 279,630 infections in 62 cities and provinces.

Vietnam now ranks 77th among 222 countries and territories in terms of infection numbers.

The country has vaccinated over 14 million people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over one million of them have been fully vaccinated.

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