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Vietnam’s new wave Covid-19 tally crosses 40,000

By Le Nga    July 16, 2021 | 05:28 am PT
Vietnam’s new wave Covid-19 tally crosses 40,000
A vaccinate point in HCMC. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 1,883 new Covid-19 patients Friday evening, raising the tally in the new wave to 40,558.

HCMC led the new cases with tallywith 1,349 cases, followed by Tien Giang (146), Binh Duong (113), Dong Thap (92), Da Nang (39), Tay Ninh (33), Phu Yen (22), Hung Yen (15), Vinh Long (13), Can Tho (11), Nghe An (10), Binh Thuan (nine), Bac Ninh (seven), Quang Ngai (four), Ninh Thuan, Binh Phuoc and Hanoi (three each), Tra Vinh, Ca Mau and Bac Giang (two each), and Thanh Hoa, Lam Dong, Lao Cai, Dak Lak and Vinh Phuc (one each).

Among the new cases, 1,665 were detected within quarantine or lockdown zones. The others had contact with previously confirmed Covid-19 cases, linked to pandemic hotspots or are being contact traced.

On Friday, Vietnam recorded 3,321 domestic cases. This is the second-highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic early last year.

Friday also saw 332 patients recover, pushing the total recoveries since the start of the pandemic to 10,020. The death toll since the pandemic began also rose to 225 after 18 deaths were confirmed Friday evening.

Since the fourth wave broke out in late April, the country has recorded 40,558 cases in 58 of its 63 cities and provinces. HCMC is leading the case count with 23,913.

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