Vietnam confirms 2,861 more COVID-19 cases across 17 localities

VOV.VN - As many as 2,861 cases were diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including three imported ones, pushing the national tally to 117,121, said the Ministry of Health in its July 28 morning update.

Of the domestic infections, 2,115 were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai (134), Tay Ninh (120), Dong Thap (91), Khanh Hoa (86), Hanoi (69), Ba Ria - Vung Tau (56), Tra Vinh (38) , Ben Tre (32), Phu Yen (30), Tien Giang (30), An Giang (24), Dak Lak (13), Soc Trang (12), Can Tho (5), Binh Dinh (2) and Hai Duong (1)

Among the new cases, 403 were recorded in the community and the rest in isolation or lockdown areas. 

With the latest discovery, the nation has so far confirmed 114,915 local infections, and 2,206 imported ones.

Notably, a total of 113,345 locally-transmitted cases were found in the latest coronavirus wave that hit the nation in late April.

One day earlier, Vietnam registered 7,913 active coronavirus cases, including 7,911 local transmissions, with the majority recorded in Ho Chi Minh City, the nation’s current biggest hotspot at 6,318.

6 out of 62 provinces and cities have now gone 14 days without any new cases of local transmission being detected, while 11 other provinces have recorded no secondary infections.

More than 5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered nationwide, with more than 450,000 people having receiving full two jabs.

Since the start of the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks three months ago, HCM City still leads the way in terms of community infections, with more than 74,000 cases being recorded, trailed by Binh Duong province with 8,909.

Elsewhere, Hanoi capital is seeing a growing number of domestic cases with unknown sources of transmission. In the face of the situation, the municipal administration has decided to apply a number of pandemic measures, including enforcing a market coupon policy to its residents in a bid to curb the spread of the virus to the wider community.

Hanoi has so far logged more than 1,000 positive domestic cases of COVID-19 during the ongoing coronavirus wave.

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