Vietnam Health ministry confirmed 5,367 new local Covid-19 cases Sunday, down 110 cases from previous day, pushing the ongoing wave’s tally to 803,994.
Ho Chi Minh City continued leading the number of new cases with 2,461 cases, followed by Binh Duong with 1,283 cases and Dong Nai with 821 cases.
Of the day’s tally, 2,674 cases were detected in the community, according to health ministry.
The Health Ministry also confirmed 28,859 recoveries the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 693,797.
The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 19,715 with the confirmation of 114 deaths Sunday.
The average number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 7,401 a day while the national death rate has been 105 a day on average.
Nationwide, over 44.63 million people have been given at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose, according to health ministry.
In Hanoi, local authorities will tighten the management of hospitals under a request by the municipal deputy chairman Chu Xuan Dung.
The Hanoi Department of Health on Saturday night took more than 150 people who were in close contact with COVID-19 patients, or often called F1, at the Việt Nam-Germany Friendship Hospital to a quarantine centre at the HanoiUniversity of Physical Education and Sports in Chuong My District.
Director of the department said that the department proposed the municipal steering committee and the Ministry of Health to set up a plan for collective quarantine for more than 1,100 relatives of COVID-19 patients.
At present, the hospital does not receive patients for regular treatment, and receives emergency cases only, Vietnam News reported.