COVID-19: Daily count hits nearly 8,000, HCM City records 6,318

VOV.VN - Vietnam has confirmed an additional 5,159 locally transmitted coronavirus cases in 29 cities and provinces nationwide during the past 12 hours, raising its daily count to 7,913.

Of the total, 525 cases were recorded in residential communities through test screening or random testing, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its 06.00pm coronavirus update on July 27.

Most of the local infections were documented in southern localities, with Ho Chi Minh City alone registering 4,469 cases.

Other southern localities recording high numbers of new infections included Dong Thap 154, Dong Nai 120, Binh Duong 79, Long An 75, Can Tho 54, Binh Thuan 45 and Soc Trang 22.

Except for Da Nang and Phu Yen that confirmed 26 and 23 new cases, other localities in the central and northern regions documented small numbers of new infections.

Earlier on the morning of the same day, the MoH confirmed 2,762 locally acquired and two imported infections, raising Vietnam’s 24-hour count to 7,913.

Data from the MoH show that during the past 24 hours, HCM City, the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot, registered 6,318 locally acquired infections. It was followed by Dong Thap 303, Dong Nai 239, Binh Duong 166, and Tay Ninh 144. All these localities are in the south.

As of 06.00 pm on July 27 Vietnam has confirmed 110,487 new locally transmitted cases following the resurgence of the virus in late April and 114,260 cases since the onset of the first outbreak in January 2020.

As many as 22,946 patients have recovered from the disease, including 1,602 cases announced on July 27.

The number of COVID-19 related deaths has risen to 370 patients, according to the MoH. Most of them died of COVID-19 and underlying illnesses.

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