Covid updates: Vietnam reports 4,987 new cases and 159 deaths Friday morning

, Covid updates: Vietnam reports 4,987 new cases and 159 deaths Friday morning

4,987 local cases added to Vietnam’s Covid tally with most of the cases were registered in Ho Chi Minh City (2,740) and Binh Duong (1,284), Dong Nai (203), and Tay Ninh (88) provinces, Mekong Delta’s provinces of Tien Giang (242), Dong Thap (90), Ben Tre (79), Long An (21), Kiên Giang (17), Vinh Long (15), and Can Tho City (23); the central provinces of Khanh Hoa (78), Phu Yen (17), Binh Dinh (17), Dak Nong (2), Ha Tinh (2); the northern provinces of Thai Nguyen (3), Lang Son (2), Nam Dinh (1), and Hanoi (63).

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Of the new cases, 987 were recorded in the community and 4,000 in quarantine zones and areas that have been isolated.

Over three months into the new Covid wave, the fourth one and the most challenging Vietnam has faced yet, the nation has recorded 129,571 domestic cases in 62 of its 63 cities and provinces, with northern Cao Bang Province the only one that is yet to be infected, VNExpress reported

HCMC and Binh Duong account for most infections, 84,521 and 11,968 cases.

The country has vaccinated more than 5.52 million people against Covid-19, including 546,402 who have got two shots.

An additional 159 COVID-19 related deaths between July 27 and 29 in eight cities and provinces were also announced, bringing the total to 1,022, according to Health Ministry.

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