COVID-19: Nearly 10,000 new cases recorded, eyes fall on Binh Duong

VOV.VN - An additional 5,025 coronavirus cases have been detected in Vietnam during the past 12 hours, raising the country’s daily count to 9,667, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH) on August 12 evening.

Of the newly detected cases, 5,014 were locally acquired and 11 were diagnosed upon returning from overseas, the MoH said in its 06.00pm coronavirus update.

About 970 cases were documented in the community through random testing or test screening at healthcare facilities, while the rest tested positive in quarantine or lockdown areas.

Binh Duong, an industrial complex hub in the south, overtook Ho Chi Minh City, the largest coronavirus hotspot in Vietnam, registering 2,117 new cases.  

The southern province, which is a gateway to HCM City, has recorded more than 36,000 cases in quarantine/lockdown and residential areas since the resurgence of the virus in late April.

The local administration has extended the social distancing order with restrictive measures to halt the spread of the virus. The province has used up nearly 550,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines allocated by the MoH, and it has requested the Government to urgently distribute an additional 1 million doses to the locality in order to increase its vaccination coverage.

Meanwhile, the past 12 hours saw 1,523 new cases detected in HCM City, 646 in Dong Nai, 102 in Dong Thap and 104 in Can Tho, all in the south.

Hanoi capital, which is also implementing extended social distancing measures, documented a further 76 cases.

New cases were also sporadically reported in Dak Lak, Gia Lai, Hau Giang, Ha Tinh, Dak Nong, Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh, Quang Ninh, Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh and others.

Overall, Vietnam has confirmed 9,667 new cases during the past 24 hours, with HCM City recording 3,841 cases and Binh Duong 3,028. 

This is the second time Vietnam’s daily count has exceeded the 9,000 case mark since the virus recurred three and a half months ago. On August 8, its daily caseload hit a record high of 9,684.

Data from the Ministry of Health (MoH) show as of 06.00 pm on August 12 Vietnam has documented 242,603 new locally transmitted cases following virus resurgence in late April and 246,568 cases since the start of the first outbreak in January 2020.

As many as 89,145 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease, including 3,991 recoveries on August 12.

The same day, the MoH announced 326 more COVID-19 deaths in 10 cities and provinces. HCM City confirmed 225 cases, while Binh Duong reported 42 cases.

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