HCMC – Vietnam’s Covid tally rose by 12,607 cases today, August 31, including 16 imported cases and 12,591 domestic ones, according to the Ministry of Health.
The number of fresh locally-infected cases declined 1,628 cases compared to yesterday.
Specifically, HCMC as usual accounted for the most, at 5,444 cases, down 445 cases day-on-day. The neighboring province of Binh Duong came second with 4,530 cases, falling as many as 1,520 cases against yesterday.
Meanwhile, the southern provinces of Dong Nai and Long An had 634 and 587 new cases, up 143 and 63 cases over the day earlier, respectively. The remaining cases were found in 38 other provinces and cities.
Among the fresh domestic infections, the source of transmission of 7,231 cases remains unknown.
During the current fourth wave, which began in late April, the country has recorded a total of 457,882 cases. Of them, more than 236,000 Covid patients have fully recovered, including the latest 10,044 recoveries announced today.
Regarding HCMC, the country’s biggest coronavirus hotspot in the current wave, the city’s anti-Covid authority has issued a vaccination plan in the city.
From now till the end of the year, the southern hub needs an additional 14.89 million Covid vaccine doses to conduct four more inoculation drives to ensure its residents are fully vaccinated.
The city has also begun providing medicine bags and medical instructions for Covid patients who are undergoing home-based quarantine and care. The city has prepared 150,000 medicine bags and 74,000 of them have been distributed to medical centers in Thu Duc City and districts to pass on to the patients. The remaining bags will be delivered to them in the next few days.