Daily tally nears 4,800, with 2,640 positive COVID-19 cases recorded

VOV.VN - The nation’s daily COVID-19 infection count hit 4,795 following the detection of 2,640 further positive cases, including 5 imported infections, the Ministry of Health said in its July 20 evening update.

Of the 4,789 fresh local cases recorded during the day, Ho Chi Minh City still accounts for the majority of domestic infections at 3,322, trailed by Binh Duong (578), Dong Nai (162), and Tien Giang (133). Localities logged double-digit cases included Dong Thap, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Hanoi, Long An ,Can Tho, Vinh Long, Phu Yen, Ben Tre, and Ba Ria - Vung Tau.

The remaining localities all recorded single-digit community infections.

Of the latest domestic cases, 728 were community cases, with the rest being contained within quarantine centers or lockdown areas.

With the addition of the latest infections, a total of 60,735 domestic and 2,085 imported cases have been recorded so far in the country, including 59,165 detected during the ongoing COVID-19 wave which started nearly three months ago.

July 20 also saw a further 396 coronavirus patients discharged from hospital, pushing the total recoveries to 11,443, including 8,669 in the latest wave of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Furthermore, Hanoi is preparing to launch its largest-ever COVID-19 vaccination campaign in an effort to reach herd immunity against the pandemic as swiftly as possible.

In order to meet the “dual targets” of preventing the pandemic and boosting socio-economic development simultaneously, the capital has defined the 5K message and vaccination, as well as technology application as key solutions.

So far, the capital has made all necessary preparations to ensure that the campaign will take place in both a successful and safe manner.

According to the municipal Department of Health, Hanoi has approximately 5.1 million people aged between 18 and 65 who can be subjected to vaccination. The capital will therefore to set up 1,200 vaccination facilities across the city, while mobilising 100 emergency teams to stand ready for post-vaccination emergency aid if necessary.

The nation has so far recorded 62,820 positive COVID-19 cases, including 11,443 recoveries and 334 fatalities.

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