3,301 new cases added to daily COVID-19 tally, 7,244 in total

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health confirmed 3,301 new COVID-19 cases, with three imported infections on April 5 evening, pushing up the overall number in the day to 7,244, down 379 from one day earlier.

Ho Chi Minh City, the epicenter of the ongoing fourth coronavirus wave, recorded 3,886 fresh cases, followed by Binh Duong with 822, down 60% compared to the previous day.

Hanoi capital registered 69 local cases which are mostly related to pre-existing infection clusters and are F1 contacts. Other domestic cases were detected in 42 other localities.

Of the new cases, 1,562 were recorded in the community and 5,677 in quarantine zones and areas that have been isolated.

As of the afternoon of August 5, Vietnam had 185,057 infections, including 2,334 imported and 182,723 domestic cases.

The number of new infections recorded in the country during the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in late April rose to 181,153, of which 55,266 patients have been declared free from the virus.

Also on August 5, a total of 3,708 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospital, raising the total number of recoveries to 58,040.

The same day the ministry also announced that additional 393 patients died from the disease across 16 provinces and cities, with HCM City and Binh Duong province accounting for the most at 214, and 112. 

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