Vietnam's infection tally crosses 150,000

By Le Nga   August 1, 2021 | 04:33 am PT
Vietnam's infection tally crosses 150,000
Dinh Tien Hoang Street around iconic Hoan Kiem Lake is left deserted, July 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
Health authorities confirmed 4,225 new cases in 35 localities on Sunday night, pushing the country's tally to 150,423 after the new wave began late April.

HCMC accounted for most of the new cases with 2,025, followed by Binh Duong with 764 and Khanh Hoa with 298.

Hanoi recorded 14 new cases, raising its daily tally to 81.

On Sunday, Vietnam recorded 8,597 new infections, the fourth highest day since the pandemic broke out in Vietnam. Of them, 6,590 were in quarantine zones and areas under lockdown and 2,007 were detected in the community.

4,423 Covid patients were declared free of coronavirus on Sunday, raising the country's total recoveries to 43,157.

More than three months into the new wave, Vietnam has recorded community infections in 62 of its 63 cities and provinces.

HCMC is the epicenter of the latest wave with 94,295 cases.

Vietnam has administered more than 6.2 million Covid-19 vaccine shots, fully vaccinating 620,611 people with two shots.

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