COVID-19: 11,214 new cases recorded, national tally rises to nearly 350,000

VOV.VN - Vietnam has detected an additional 11,214 coronavirus infections during the past 24 hours, raising its national cumulative tally of infections to nearly 350,000, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its coronavirus update on August 22 evening.

Ho Chi Minh City, the largest coronavirus hotspot, led all COVID hit localities in infection number, registering 4,193.  

It was followed by the industrial complex hub of Binh Duong 3,795, Dong Nai 849, Tien Giang 709, Long An 365, Dong Thap 142 and Ba Ria – Vung Tau 107, all in the south.

In the central region, Da Nang and Khanh Hoa led regional localities, reporting 183 and 160 new cases respectively.

The past 24 hours saw Hanoi and its neighbour Bac Ninh record 11 new cases each in the north.

More infections were also registered in dozens of other localities from north to south, mostly in the southern and central regions.

According to the MoH, August 22 was the second day that the national caseload has surpassed the 11,000 mark. On August 21 the MoH announced 11,321 new cases, a record high figure.

As of 06.pm on August 22 Vietnam has documented 348,059 coronavirus cases, ranking 68th out of 222 countries and territories worldwide in infection numbers.

Of the total, 343,972 locally acquired infections have been detected since the virus recurred nearly four months ago.

HCM City remains the hardest hit locality, reporting 175,944 infections, followed by Binh Duong 70,242, Long An 17,805, and Dong Nai 17,688.

As many as 147,667 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, including 7,580 recoveries announced on August 21.

The MoH also recorded 737 more deaths in 15 localities on August 21-22, with HCM City and Binh Duong registering 599 and 62 fatalities respectively.

The number of COVID-19 deaths in Vietnam has risen to 8,277, accounting for 2.4% of the total number of cases and equivalent to the average COVID-19 death rate in the world.

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