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Health Ministry reports 3,991 fresh Covid-19 cases

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HCMC – The Ministry of Health this morning reported 3,991 new Covid-19 cases, including 3,987 locally-infected cases in 19 localities and four imported cases. In addition, Long An updated 1,288 cases detected from July 14 to 22 to the national Covid-19 case management system.

Thus, 5,275 Covid-19 cases were confirmed this morning.

HCMC made up more than half of the new domestic infections, at 2,070 cases, followed by Long An with 604 cases, Binh Duong with 523 cases, Tien Giang with 220 cases and Tay Ninh with 132 cases.

In addition, 122 other cases were detected in Dong Nai, 104 in Khanh Hoa, 52 in Ben Tre, 36 in Danang, 29 in Dong Thap and 25 in Vinh Long.

The remaining cases were confirmed in Vinh Phuc, Kien Giang, Phu Yen, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Hau Giang, Hanoi, Hung Yen and Daklak with each of them having less than 20 cases.

Up to 2,073 cases were found in the community.

With the new infections, HCMC has recorded 52,544 cases in the fourth wave, while Binh Duong has had 6,499 cases and Long An has confirmed 3,856 cases.

The country has reported a total of 83,191 Covid-19 cases in 62 localities.

In related news, the Dong Nai Department of Health on July 23 reported three more Covid-19 deaths, including a Taiwanese, sending the province’s total Covid-19 deaths to six.

The Taiwanese, aged 52, an employee of V.H.K Co., Ltd in Binh Duong, was being treated at the Dong Nai Hospital.

Another case, who was a 47-year-old resident in Trang Bom District, was hospitalized at the Thong Nhat General Hospital on July 17.

According to the provincial Department of Health, among the 2,000 Covid-19 patients under treatment in the province, 19 cases are in critical condition.

At a teleconference between the Government and 21 pandemic-hit localities on July 23, Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long said 19 southern localities which are practicing social distancing under the prime minister’s Directive 16 had been distributed more than 4.8 million Covid-19 vaccine doses.

As of July 22, these localities have injected 1.8 million doses for local residents, accounting for nearly 38% of the distributed vaccine.

HCMC alone has been provided with over 2.3 million doses and has injected over one million doses for local residents.

Vietnam has been provided with nearly 8.6 million AstraZeneca doses through VNVC’s order and the Covax Facility and by other countries. The AstraZeneca vaccine currently accounts for 77% of the country’s total Covid-19 vaccine volume.

The remainder include 500,000 Vero-Cell doses presented by China, three million Moderna doses donated by the United States and nearly 200,000 Pfizer doses bought by the Ministry of Health.

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