COVID-19: 3,552 new cases recorded, tally rises close to 100,000

VOV.VN - Vietnam confirmed an additional 3,552 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in 31 cities and provinces nationwide during the past 12 hours, raising its cumulative tally of infections to 98,465.

Most of the local infections were recorded in southern localities, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its 06.00pm COVID-19 update on July 25.

Ho Chi Minh City led all cities and provinces in case number at 2,227, followed by Binh Duong 368, Tay Ninh 186, Ba Ria – Vung Tau 126 and Dong Nai 119.

Elsewhere, central localities detected tens of local infections each, including Phu Yen 95 and Khanh Hoa 90.

Earlier in the morning of the same day, the MoH confirmed 3,973 local infections and six imported cases, raising Vietnam’s 24-hour count to 7,525.

July 25 is the third consecutive day that has seen Vietnam’s daily caseload exceed the 7,000 mark.

Data from the MoH show that during the past 24 hours, HCM City, the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot, registered 4,555 locally acquired infections.

Binh Duong was the second hardest hit locality, documenting 1,249 cases, followed by Tay Ninh 313, Dong Nai 253, and Tien Giang 218, all located in the south.

As of 06.00 pm on July 25 Vietnam has documented 94,717 new locally transmitted cases following the resurgence of the virus in late April and 98,465 cases since the onset of the first outbreak in January 2020.

As many as 19,342 patients have recovered from the disease, including 1,755 cases announced on July 25, and 370 patients have died of COVID-19 and underlying illnesses.

In other developments:

  • An additional 3 million doses of Moderna vaccine arrive in Vietnam
  • HCM City considers extending social distancing rules for two more weeks
  • COVID-19 vaccination rate remains low in Vietnam, at 5%
  • The PM is likely to be empowered to impose stricter COVID-19 measures

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