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Vietnam's daily Covid infections hit new record of 9,225

By Le Nga   July 24, 2021 | 04:53 am PT
Vietnam's daily Covid infections hit new record of 9,225
People wait for receiving Covid vaccine at a sports center in HCMC's District 11, July 22, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Dinh Van.
Vietnam confirmed 3,950 domestic Covid patients in 27 localities Saturday night, pushing the day's tally to a new high of 9,225 cases as the country's two biggest cities tightened restrictions.

Of the night's tally, HCMC recorded 3,326 cases, followed by its neighbors Binh Duong (262), Dong Nai (99) and Ba Ria-Vung Tau (63).

Other localities recording new infections are the Mekong Delta's Dong Thap (46), Can Tho (23), Ben Tre (9), An Giang (7), Hau Giang (3), Ca Mau (2) and Bac Lieu (2); the central provinces of Binh Thuan (31), Dak Lak (24), Binh Dinh (12), Ninh Thuan (8), Phu Yen (5), Quang Ngai (4), Dak Nong (4), Quang Nam (3), Lam Dong (2), Nghe An (2), Gia Lai (1) and Thua Thien Hue (1); Hanoi (4) and the northern provinces of Vinh Phuc (3), Ha Nam (2) and Ha Giang (2).

The cases registered on Saturday include 1,288 cases detected in Long An Province between July 14 and 22 in isolated areas.

A total of 6,797 cases of the day were detected in quarantine zones and areas under lockdown while 2,428 were detected in the community with unclear sources of transmission.

Both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's two biggest cities, have been imposing tougher social distancing restrictions which will be in effect for at least 15 days in the capital starting from Saturday and until at least August 1 in the southern metropolis.

The national Covid-19 tally since the new wave started late April has reached 87,141, recorded in 62 of 63 localities.

On Saturday's total, 5,396 cases were in the epicenter HCMC and nine in Hanoi.

The country also saw 2,047 patients discharged on Saturday, raising the total number of recoveries since the start of the pandemic rose to 17,583, out of around 90,900 patients.

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