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Additional 3,991 new COVID-19 cases reported on July 24 morning

An additional 3,991 new COVID-19 infections, including four imported cases, were reported in Vietnam on July 24 morning, according to the Ministry of Health.

Among the locally-transmitted cases, 2,070 were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, the current largest pandemic hotspot of the country.

Meanwhile, Long An reported 604 new cases, Binh Duong 523, Tien Giang 220, Tay Ninh 132, Dong Nai 122, Khanh Hoa 104, Ben Tre 52, Da Nang 36, Dong Thap 29, Vinh Long 25, Vinh Phuc 18, Kien Giang 14, Phu Yen 12, Ba Ria – Vung Tau 8, Hau Giang 6, Hanoi 5, Hung Yen 4, and  Dak LaK 3.

As of 6am on July 24, Vietnam had seen 86,957 infections, including 84,812 domestically-transmitted cases and 2,145 imported ones. The caseload since the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks hit Vietnam on April 27 amounted to 83,242.

The number of recovered patients stood at 15,536.

On July 23, an additional 67,173 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered. Nearly 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide so far, with 353,601 people receiving the full two doses.

So far, eight out of 62 pandemic-hit provinces and cities have gone through at least 14 days without any new cases, including Yen Bai, Quang Tri, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh, and Bac Kan.

The Ministry of Health has issued an official document asking local departments of health nationwide to be ready for COVID-19 prevention and control. The ministry has also ordered local departments of health to direct private medical examination and treatment facilities to review and prepare conditions related to human resources, drugs, medical equipment and facilities for the work./.