VOV.VN - As many as 4,642 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 24 cities and provinces across Vietnam, mostly in the south, during the past 12 hours, reported the Ministry of Health (MoH) on August 12 morning.
Of the total, 4,639 cases were locally acquired and three cases were returnees from overseas, the MoH said in its 06.00am coronavirus update.
As many as 1,256 cases were documented in the community through random testing or test screening at healthcare facilities, while the rest were detected in quarantine or lockdown areas.
Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot, led all cities and provinces in infection numbers, logging 2,318 cases. It was followed by Binh Duong 911, Dong Nai 425, Long An 354, Tien Giang 212, and Tay Ninh 79, all in the south.
In the central region, the past 12 hours saw 130 new cases detected in Khanh Hoa, 20 each in Thua Thien – Hue and Binh Dinh, 15 each in Dak Lak and Phu Yen and 14 in Nghe An.
Like previous days, the northern region registered the fewest number of infections, with Hanoi recording only two new cases and Hung Yen one new case.
Data from the MoH show Vietnam has logged 237,589 new cases in 62 out of all 63 cities and provinces following the resurgence of the virus in late April, and 241,543 cases since the start of the first outbreak in January 2020.
More than 85,000 patients have recovered from the disease and have been discharged from hospital. Currently, 489 patients are receiving intensive treatment at intensive care units, and 21 patients are relying on ECMO, a life support therapy for those in critical condition.
More than 12 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, with close to 1.1 million people receiving the second shot.