VOV.VN - COVID-19 infection tally rose to 381,363 following an additional 12,096 positive cases being detected nationwide, with Ho Chi Minh City and its neighbour Binh Duong reporting the highest number of infections at 5,294 and 4,129, respectively, said the Ministry of Health on August 25.
The five localities recording the highest number of cases behind Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong include Dong Nai (618), Long An (460), Tien Giang (319), Da Nang (162), and Khanh Hoa (150).
The other new patients were recorded across 29 remaining localities throughout the country.
Of the latest cases recorded throughout the country on August 25, a total of 7,321 were detected within the local community, with the rest being in quarantine zones and in areas under lockdown.
The nation has so far registered a total of 2,548 imported and 378,815 domestic infections, with the number of recoveries increasing to 169,921. This comes following 7,646 patients being discharged from hospital after going on to make a full recovery from the virus.
The Treatment Subcommittee under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control confirmed on the same day that there has been an additional 335 fatalities caused by COVID-19 across 11 localities, thereby raising the death toll to 9,349.
As many as 377, 245 positive COVID-19 cases have been found during the latest wave which hit the country in late April, including 167,147 having recovered from the virus
In recent times, Vietnam has promoted diplomacy in an effort to quickly access and acquire as much and as early as possible vaccine, COVID-19 treatment drugs and medical supplies.
The nation has so far received about 23 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX Facility, other nations’ assistance, and under signed contracts. In August and September, more vaccine will be delivered by partners. In addition to vaccines, many countries, international organisations and overseas Vietnamese have sent medical supplies and equipment to aid Vietnam’s fight against the pandemic.
More than 18 million people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19, with over two million people being fully inoculated with both doses.