Vietnam's local Covid tally up by 2,154

By Le Nga   July 19, 2021 | 03:44 pm PT
Vietnam's local Covid tally up by 2,154
A medic checks body temperature of a man at a residential area under lockdown in Hoa Voi Village of Hanoi's Quoc Oai District, July 14, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Hai.
Another 2,154 cases were added to Vietnam's domestic Covid-19 count Tuesday morning, raising the infection tally of the country's ongoing wave to 56,479.

The new patients were recorded in 23 localities and HCMC continues to account for most.

The southern metropolis recorded 1,519 cases, followed by its neighbor Binh Duong Province with 156 cases and Mekong Delta's Tien Giang Province with 133.

The remaining cases were registered in the southern Dong Nai Province (80), Mekong Delta's Vinh Long Province (43), the the central Khanh Hoa Province (38), the delta's Ben Tre (34), the central hub Da Nang (32), the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province (26), the delta's Can Tho City (22), the central Phu Yen Province (12), the delta provinces of Hau Giang (10) and Kien Giang (eight), the northern Vinh Phuc Province (seven), Hanoi (six), the southern Binh Phuoc Province (six), the delta's An Giang (six) and Dong Thap (six), the Central Highlans Province of Dak Lak (two), the central Quang Ngai Province (two), the delta's Bac Lieu Province (two), the Central Highlands Lam Dong Province (three), and Quang Nam Province in the central region (one).

Of all the local infections recorded Tuesday morning, 1,903 were detected in quarantine zones and areas under lockdown in the community, and the sources of transmission for the remaining 251 cases are not yet clear.

Vietnam has recorded local infections in 58 of its 63 cities and provinces so far in the new wave that started in late April.

HCMC has the highest number of infections, 35,984.

The nation has vaccinated more than 4.3 million of its 96-million population against the coronavirus, but only 309,791 have gotten two doses.

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