VOV.VN - An additional 11,321 coronavirus cases have been recorded in Vietnam during the past 24 hours, a record high figure since the start of the outbreak in Vietnam.
Binh Duong, an industrial complex hub in the south, continued to lead all cities and provinces in infection number, registering 4,505 new cases, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its coronavirus update at 06.00pm
It was followed by Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot, that detected 4,084 new cases.
Elsewhere, Tien Giang reported 589 more cases, Dong Nai 551, Long An 393, Dong Thap 109, Can Tho 100, Tay Ninh 83 and An Giang 71, all in the south.
Da Nang overtook Khanh Hoa to lead central localities in infection numbers at 197, while Hanoi topped northern localities, with 76 cases.
New cases were also registered in dozens of other localities from north to south, mostly in the central region.
Data from the MoH show the number of new infections detected during the past 24 hours has increased by 2,767 cases compared to the previous day. Notably, Binh Duong saw the infection number rise by 2,400, HCM City up 709, and Tien Giang up 222.
As of 06.pm on August 21 Vietnam has documented 336,707 coronavirus cases, ranking 72nd out of 222 countries and territories worldwide in infection numbers.
Of the total, 332,626 locally acquired infections have been detected since the virus recurred nearly four months ago.
HCM City remains the hardest hit locality, reporting 171,801 infections, followed by Binh Duong 66,447, Long An 17,440, and Dong Nai 16,839.
As many as 140,087 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, including 7,272 recoveries announced on August 21.
The number of COVID-19 deaths in Vietnam has risen to 7,540, accounting for 2.3% of the total number of cases and equivalent to the average COVID-19 death rate in the world.