Among the 8,429 domestic cases logged in the day, Ho Chi Minh City continued to record the highest number at 4,171, trailed by Binh Duong (1,606), Long An (566), Dong Nai (364), Tay Ninh (298), Khanh Hoa (189), Dong Thap (141) and Can Tho (120). In addition, community infections were also detected in other 18 localities.
Of the total figure regarding local cases, 883 were detected among the local community, with the remaining being found in quarantine or in areas currently under lockdown.
As of the afternoon of August 3, Vietnam registered a total of 170,190 COVID-19 infections, including 2,324 imported and 167,866 domestic cases.
The number of domestic infections recorded during the latest wave of the pandemic has climbed to 166,296, with 48,057 patients having recovered from the virus.
The same day also the Treatment Subcommittee under the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control confirmed an additional 190 fatalities relating to COVID-19 across 10 provinces and cities, with 166 recorded in Ho Chi Minh City, the current biggest hotspot in the ongoing pandemic wave.
Four out of 62 provinces and cities have stayed fee from the SARS-CoV-2-virus for 14 days, while 9 other provinces have recorded no secondary infections.
The country discharged 3,866 patients on August 3, raising the number of recovered patients since the start of the pandemic to 50,851.