VOV.VN - Vietnam recorded an additional 12,920 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hour to 6:30 p.m. on August 27 across 42 localities, thereby raising the overall infection count in the latest outbreak to 406,223 according to figures published by the Ministry of Health.
Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Binh Duong continue to report the highest number of infections at 5,383, and 4,187, trailed by Dong Nai 996, Long An 454, Tien Giang 312, and Da Nang 202.
The country has reported a total of 410,366 cases since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Indeed, since the fourth wave of infections hit four months ago 195,840 have recovered from the disease.
Also on August 27 a total of 10,126 patients were given the all-clear from the virus, thereby bringing the total number of recoveries up to 198,614.
A total of 356 deaths were recorded on the same day across nine localities, pushing the overall death toll to 10,053, equivalent to 2.4% of all infections.
At present, more than 18.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered throughout the country, with more than 2.2 million people receiving two full jabs.
Ho Chi Minh City, the epicentre of the nation’s fourth wave of infections since April, has recorded close to 200,000 local cases.
The southern metropolis has undergone a series of social distancing orders in recent weeks, with the latest one expected to last until mid-September. The city further tightened social distancing restrictions from August 23 amid concerns regarding the continued spread of the virus.
The city has set a target of having priority groups injected with two full doses of the COVID-19 vaccine before September 15.