HCMC’s Covid-19 tally in fourth wave exceeds 100,000
A man has his temperature checked before getting the Covid-19 vaccine in HCMC. Vietnam reported 3,578 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday morning - PHOTO: MINISTRY OF HEALTH
HCMC - The total number of domestic Covid-19 infections in HCMC in the fourth wave of the pandemic, which began in late April, has risen to 100,557 after the city reported 1,998 new cases this morning, August 3.
The Ministry of Health also confirmed 1,565 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in 27 other cities and provinces and 15 imported cases.
With 519 cases, Binh Duong recorded the second biggest number of new infections after HCMC, followed by Long An with 246, Tay Ninh with 176 and Dong Nai with 147.
Vinh Long, Binh Thuan, Danang, Ben Tre, Soc Trang, Can Tho, Dong Thap, An Giang, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh and Daklak detected 11-72 new cases each.
Dak Nong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, Phu Tho, Son La, Hai Duong, Dien Bien, Quang Tri, Thanh Hoa and Hanoi had less than 10 infections each.
Dien Bien Province reported the first Covid-19 case after nearly 70 days.
The country has reported 161,431 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in 62 cities and provinces in the fourth wave of the pandemic.
Up to now, 46,965 Covid-19 patients in the country have fully recovered, while more than 400 critical patients are undergoing treatment at intensive care units and 14 patients have to rely on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
The national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control confirmed 186 Covid-19 deaths between July 28 and August 2 in 10 cities and provinces, including 165 in HCMC, 10 in Dong Thap, two each in Ben Tre, Vinh Long and Can Tho and one each in Hanoi, Danang, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and Khanh Hoa.
Vietnam has administered nearly 7 million Covid-19 vaccine shots so far. More than 710,000 people have received two vaccine shots.
To accelerate vaccination, the national steering committee for Covid-19 infection prevention and control has adjusted the vaccination procedures. Accordingly, people aged 65 or more and those with underlying medical conditions can be vaccinated at any vaccination venues.
They were previously asked to get the Covid-19 vaccines at hospitals or medical centers only.
In related news, the General Hospital of Long An Province has resumed operations after over one month of lockdown.
The hospital, located in Ward 3, Tan An City, was locked down on June 29 after detecting Covid-19 cases.
According to the Long An Department of Heath, the province has established eight field hospitals for Covid-19 treatment.
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