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Nearly 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Vietnam
  • | | August 10, 2021 06:51 AM
An additional 5,149 Covid-19 infections were confirmed in Vietnam in the past 12 hours while the country has so far administered nearly 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses, the Ministry of Health announced at 6am on Tuesday.

Ho Chi Minh City aims to give Covid-19 vaccine to 70 percent of people aged above 18 by the end of August, 2021.

According to the ministry's report, 5,144 of the newly-confirmed patients are locally-transmitted cases most of whom were detected in quarantine sites or areas under lockdown in some localities including 2,490 in Ho Chi Minh City, 1,325 in Binh Duong, 354 in Dong Nai, 313 in Long An, 109 in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, 102 in Tay Ninh, 100 in Tien Giang, 58 in Ben Tre, 53 in An Giang, 52 in Vinh Long, 43 in Soc Trang, 32 in Ninh Thuan, 26 in Kien Giang, 23 in Can Tho, 19 in Dak Lak, 13 in Phu Yen, 13 in Dong Thap, eight in Hau Giang, six in Gia Lai, two in Ca Mau, and one each in Hai Duong, Bac Lieu, and Hanoi. Among these new infections, 662 cases were found in the community. There were five imported patients recorded.

Ho Chi Minh City continued to report the highest number of new infections in the country. On Monday, the city also recorded 3,991 new patients, the majority of which are individuals who came into contact with confirmed Covid-19 patients or who were detected in either isolation and locked down areas. Social distancing rules are being further tightened in the city to contain the spread of the virus.

As of Tuesday morning, 220,957 locally-transmitted cases have been reported since the new outbreak occurred in the country on April 27, including 128,285 in the virus hotspot of Ho Chi Minh City. The outbreak has so far spread to 62 cities and provinces nationwide.

With these new infection cases, the number of Covid-19 patients in Vietnam has increased to 224,894 including 222,527 locally-transmitted cases.

On August 9, a total of 4,423 more patients were released from hospital following their full recovery, raising the number of recoveries in the country to 75,920.

On Monday evening, a further 360 deaths related to Covid-19 were announced, bringing the total number of fatalities in Vietnam to 3,757.

Nearly 600,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses were administered on August 8. The country has so far conducted nearly 10 million Covid-19 vaccine shots, with roughly one million people having received two doses.

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