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Additional 2,764 COVID-19 cases raise national count to over 109,000

Vietnam confirmed an additional 2,764 COVID-19 cases, including two imported, in the past 12 hours to 6am on July 27, raising the national total to 109,111, according to the Ministry of Health.

Ho Chi Minh City still accounted for most of the new infections, with 1,849 cases.

The remainders included 149 in Dong Thap, 144 in Tay Ninh, 119 in Dong Nai, 87 in Binh Duong, 73 in Vinh Long, 63 in Tien Giang, 60 in Ben Tre, 52 in Ba Ria – Vung Tau, 43 in An Giang, 37 in Phu Yen, 26 in Khanh Hoa, 17 in Can Tho, 11 each in Dak Lak and Kien Giang, seven in Hau Giang, four each in Hanoi and Binh Dinh, three in Tra Vinh, two in Thua Thien-Hue and one in Ca Mau.

The number of cases reported since the fourth coronavirus wave hit the country in late April reached 105,338, of whom 18,570  have been given the all-clear. The total number of recoveries now stands at 21,344.

A total of 126 patients with severe COVID-19 are being treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs). Fifteen are in critical conditions and receiving ECMO support.

On July 26, 109,234 more COVID-19 vaccine shots were administered across Vietnam, bringing the total number of doses given in the country to over 4.74 million. A total of 423,071 people have been fully vaccinated with two jabs.