Vietnam recorded 2,861 more Covid-19 infections in the past 12 hours as of 6am on Wednesday, raising the total number of patients in the country to 117,121, the Ministry of Health has reported.
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According to the ministry’s report, 2,858 of the newly-confirmed patients are locally-transmitted cases most of whom were detected in quarantine sites or areas under lockdown in some localities including 2,115 in Ho Chi Minh City, 134 in Dong Nai, 120 in Tay Ninh, 91 in Dong Thap, 86 in Khanh Hoa, 69 in Hanoi, 56 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, 38 in Tra Vinh, 32 in Ben Tre, 30 in Phu Yen, 30 in Tien Giang, 24 in An Giang, 13 in Dak Lak, 12 in Soc Trang, five in Can Tho, two in Binh Dinh, and one in Hai Duong. Among these new infections, 403 cases were found in the communities.
Ho Chi Minh City continued to report the highest number of new infections in the country. On Tuesday, the city also recorded 6,318 new patients, the majority of which are individuals who came into contact with confirmed Covid-19 patients or who were detected in either isolation and locked down areas. Social distancing rules are being further tightened in the city to contain the virus spread.
There were three imported patients confirmed who are all Vietnamese people who recently returned from abroad.
As of Wednesday morning, 113,345 locally-transmitted cases have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country on April 27, including 74,855 in the virus hotspot of Ho Chi Minh City. The outbreak has so far spread to 62 cities and provinces nationwide.
With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 117,121 including 114,915 locally-transmitted cases.
As of 6 pm on July 27, a total of 22,946 Covid-19 patients had recovered and been discharged from hospital.
On Monday, a further 154 deaths were announced related to Covid-19, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 524. Of the new fatalities, 129 deaths were in HCM City, nine in Dong Thap, seven in Long An, two in Can Tho, two in Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan, Bac Ninh, Tra Vinh, Kien Giang, Dong Nai reported one death each.
The country has conducted over five million Covid-19 vaccine shots, with 450,836 people having received two doses.