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Vietnam confirms 2,764 new COVID-19 cases in 21 localities

by VOV27 July 2021 Last updated at 07:51 AM

Cheking body temperature of a visitors at a health quarantine checkpoint
Cheking body temperature of a visitors at a health quarantine checkpoint

VTV.vn - As many as 2,764 people have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus in 21 cities and provinces across Vietnam during the past 12 hours, raising the cumulative tally of infections in the country to 109,111.

Of the new patients, 2,764 were detected locally, mostly in southern localities, and two were returnees from overseas, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH) in its 06.00am coronavirus update on July 27.

Notably, 538 cases were recorded in residential communities through test screening or random testing.

Ho Chi Minh City took the lead, registering 1,849 locally transmitted cases, followed by Dong Thap 149, Tay Ninh 144, Dong Nai 119, Binh Duong 87, Vinh Long 73, Tien Giang 63, Ben Tre 60, Ba Ria – Vung Tau 52, and An Giang 43, all in the south.

Elsewhere, 80 new cases were registered in the central region, including 37 in Phu Yen, 26 in Khanh Hoa, 11 in Dak Lak, 4 in Binh Dinh and 2 in Hue.

In the northern region, the MoH confirmed only four new cases in Hanoi capital.

The MoH also announced two imported cases returning from overseas. These patients were placed in quarantine upon their arrival, thus posing no risk to the community.

Data from the MoH show Vietnam has logged 105,338 new cases following the resurgence of the virus in late April, and 109,111 cases since the onset of the first outbreak in the country.

Nearly 21,344 patients have recovered from the disease, and 370 patients have died of COVID-19 and underlying illnesses.

More than 4.7 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide, with 423,071 people receiving the second shot.

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