COVID-19: 3,201 new cases recorded, 6.4 million doses of vaccine administered

VOV.VN - Vietnam has confirmed an additional 3,201 coronavirus cases in 20 cities and provinces across the country during the past 12 hours, with Ho Chi Minh City alone registering close to 2,000 cases.

Of the total, 3,198 cases were locally acquired and three cases returned from overseas, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in its 06.00am coronavirus update on August 2.

Notably, 976 cases were detected in the community through test screening or random testing at healthcare facilities, while the rest were recorded in the quarantine and lockdown areas.

HCM City, the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot, led all cities and provinces in case numbers, documenting 1,997 new infections. It was followed by Binh Duong 496, Dong Nai 189, Can Tho 119, Tien Giang 79, and Vinh Long 50, all in the south,

Elsewhere, central and northern provinces logged new cases, including 76 in Da Nang, 46 in Hanoi, 14 in Binh Dinh, 13 in Ninh Binh, and 10 in Dak Nong.

As of 06.00am on August 2, Vietnam has logged 153672 new cases in 62 out of 63 cities and provinces across the country following the resurgence of the virus in late April, and 157,507 cases since the start of the first outbreak in the country in January 2020.

As many as 43,157 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease.

More than 6.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, with 659,064 people receiving the second shot.

In other developments:

  • 19 southern localities extend social distancing for another 14 days
  • Hanoi requests residents not to go out of the city
  • Health Ministry appeals for help from private clinics
  • Gov’t allocates an additional VND5.1 trillion for COVID-19 fight

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