COVID-19: 4,009 new locally acquired cases recorded over 12 hours

VOV.VN - Vietnam has confirmed 4,009 more locally acquired coronavirus cases in 24 cities and provinces across the country during the past 12 hours, reported the Ministry of Health (MoH) on August 6 morning.

Of the total, 823 cases were uncovered in residential areas or through random testing, the MoH said in its 06.00am coronavirus update.

Most of the locally acquired infections were detected in southern provinces, with Ho Chi Minh City registering 2,563 cases. It was followed by Binh Duong 322, Long An 286, Tien Giang 253, and Dong Nai 207.

In the central region, 77 new cases were reported in Da Nang, 27 in Phu Yen and 19 in Binh Dinh.

Elsewhere, several new cases were documented in northern localities, including two each in Lao Cai and Lang Son, and one each in Hanoi and Hai Duong.  

As of 06.00am on August 6 Vietnam has recorded 185,162 new cases following the resurgence of the virus in late April, and 186,732 cases since the start of the first outbreak in the country in January 2020.

More than 58,000 patients have recovered from the disease and have been discharged from hospital.

Over 8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, with 820,023 people receiving the second shot.