Health Ministry reports additional 3,941 domestic cases across 24 localities

VOV.VN - A further 3,941 people were detected to be positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, down 326 from the previous morning, with Ho Chi Minh City hotspot recording the highest number at 2,349, said the Ministry of Health on August 5 morning.

In addition, two imported cases were also recorded, raising the overall number of imported infections to 2,231.

Of the total figure apart from Ho Chi Minh City, localities having the high number of infections included Binh Duong 497, Binh Duong (497), Tay Ninh (235), Long An (189), Tien Giang (169), and Dong Nai (110). The remaining  cases were detected in 18 other localities

Among the new cases, 1,008 were detected in the community, and the remainders in isolation facilities or areas currently under lockdown.

On August 4, the country registered 7,623 new cases in total, down 754 from a day earlier, with the daily tally in HCM City also seeing a fall of more than 800 active cases to 3,300 in comparison to the previous figure of 4,171.

Vietnam has so far recorded a total of 179,425 local cases, including 177,855 in the ongoing pandemic wave that hit the nation more than three months ago.

Hanoi capital continues to see a growing number of positive cases detected among the community despite a number of coronavirus clusters being brought under control.

Amid complicated developments of the pandemic, Hanoi has been urged to increase its testing capacity, quickly tracing down new infections, pool the involvement of private hospitals in the pandemic containment effort, and speed up vaccination for local citizens.

The country has so far vaccinated more than 7.5 million people, including 778,986 having been fully inoculated against COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health is speeding up vaccine rollout in localities, including Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.  The southern metropolis has been allocated the most with more than 4 million doses, followed by Hanoi with over 2.9 million.

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