Vietnam reports 4,195 new COVID-19 infections on July 19
The Ministry of Health reported 2,180 new cases of COVID-19 on July 19 evening, raising the total number of infections in the day to 4,195, including 4,175 domestically transmitted and 20 imported that were quarantined upon arrival.
Collecting sample for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City is still the country’s largest coronavirus hotspot with 3,074 new cases.
Infections were also recorded in Binh Duong (503), Dong Nai (154), Dong Thap (53), Hanoi (44), Vinh Long (41), Phu Yen (41), Long An (37), Khanh Hoa (34), Ben Tre (30), Ba Ria - Vung Tau (28), Soc Trang (19), Binh Thuan (19), Quang Ngai (17), Can Tho (15), Quang Nam (11), An Giang (8 ), Tra Vinh (8 ), Kien Giang (8 ), Binh Phuoc (6), Bac Ninh (4), Hung Yen (4), Ninh Thuan (4), Lao Cai (2), Vinh Phuc (2), Hau Giang (2), Binh Dịnh (2), Thai Binh (1), Gia Lai (1), Dak Nong (1), Hai Phong (1), and Ninh Binh (1).
As of 7pm on July 19, Vietnam had a total of 55,946 domestic and 2,079 imported cases. The number of local infections since the latest wave of COVID-19 hit the country on April 27 was 54,376, including 8,273 recoveries.
A total of 380 COVID-19 patients were given the all-clear on July 19.
Meanwhile, the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced 80 new deaths in HCM City and five other provinces recorded between July 9 and 19, increasing the total number of fatalities in Vietnam to 334.
Among the new deaths, 70 were reported in HCM City and the others in Bac Ninh, Dong Thap, Long An, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long provinces.
Most of them are elderly patients with long-standing underlying medical conditions such as cancer, scoliosis, kidney failure, hepatitis, blood disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
Eleven localities that have gone 14 days without new community infections, namely Yen Bai, Quang Tri, Tuyen Quang, Son La, Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, Hai Duong, Phu Tho, Quang Ninh, Hoa Binh and Bac Kan./.