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- 4:15 AM - Jul 21, 2021
MoH reports 2,787 new COVID-19 cases
As of 9 am this morning, the Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,787 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national caseload to 65,607.
The latest patients comprise 12 imported cases and 2,775 locally-transmitted ones in 23 localities: HCMC (1,739), Binh Duong (657), Dong Nai (85), Tien Giang (65), Vinh Long (39), Khanh Hoa (38), Ben Tre (35), Ba Ria-Vung Tau (18), Can Tho (16), Dak Lak (13), Kien Giang (12), Binh Phuoc (12), Hau Giang (nine), Long An (eight), Ha Giang (six), Phu Yen (five), Dak Nong (four), Ha Noi (four), Quang Ngai (three), Binh Dinh (two), Nghe An (two), Lam Dong (two), and Gia Lai (one).
Of the domestic cases, 393 were detected in the community.
On the other hand, the total number of recoveries reached 11,443.
As of yesterday’s data, 26,355 more people were vaccinated, raising the total doses administered in the country to over 4.33 million. As many as 317,672 people have been fully vaccinated.
- 3:14 AM - Jul 21, 2021
Vietnam may impose stricter social distancing in COVID-19 hotspots
Ho Chi Minh City is seeking opinions from experts and ministries to prepare for possibly making its social distancing requirements even more stringent.
Nguyen Van Nen, secretary of the city Party Committee said, "The current social distancing order could be made even more restrictive so that Covid-19 community transmission could be prevented ... since we have not been able to achieve that."
Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam concurred saying the city needs to consider more restrictions in certain areas.
- 5:44 AM - Jul 20, 2021
More than 60,000 total cases, 334 deaths
As of today, July 20, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 60,180 cases of COVID-19, 11,047 of the affected patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
Vietnam has also recorded 334 deaths due to the pandemic.
The latest community transmission cases have been reported from Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Tien Giang, Dong Nai, and Vinh Long among others.
- 8:13 AM - Jul 19, 2021
Hanoi closes non-essential businesses, 16 southern provinces under Directive 16
Authorities in Hanoi have asked its people to stay home and avoid public gatherings of more than five people while non-essential businesses are ordered closed. Transport to 37 pandemic affected provinces and cities has also been suspended.
Meanwhile, 16 southern localities including the Mekong Delta region have been placed under strict social distancing measures under Directive 16 from July 18 for two weeks.
- 1:09 PM - Jul 15, 2021
Vietnam approves J&J vaccine
Vietnam’s health ministry has given conditional approval for the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine to be used in emergencies in the country.
So far, Janssen is the sixth COVID-19 vaccine to be given authorization for use in Vietnam, following Oxford/Astra Zeneca, Sputnik V, Pfizer/BioNTech, Sinopharm’s Vero Cell and Moderna.
The World Health Organization has added Janssen vaccine for emergency use in all countries and for distribution in its global vaccine sharing initiative COVAX.
- 10:02 AM - Jul 14, 2021
Three COVID-related deaths, 1,196 new cases recorded
Vietnam recorded three more fatalities in Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon, all three were treated at the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases. National fatality tally now at 135, 100 of those died during the fourth wave.
As of 1pm today, a total of 1,196 cases were recorded domestically in Ho Chi Minh City (971), Tien Giang (115), Dong Thap (91), Phu Yen (8), Ben Tre (3), Bac Giang (2), Hue (1), Vinh Phuc (1), Lao Cai (1), Lam Dong (1), Nghe An (1), Hanoi (1).
- 9:02 AM - Jul 14, 2021
Pfizer to provide additional 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses
Vietnam’s Ministry of Health said earlier today that US vaccine maker Pfizer would provide an additional 20 million doses of its vaccine, co-developed with BioNTech, to administer to 12-18 year olds.
The additional supply would bring the number of doses to 47 million set to be delivered to Vietnam by the fourth quarter.
- 5:08 AM - Jul 14, 2021
Kien Giang province implements Directive 15 social distancing measures
Southern province of Kien Giang is implementing a 17-day social distancing in accordance with the Prime Minister's Directive No. 15/CT-TTg, starting today until July 30.
The decision to this effect was made by Chairman of the Kien Giang provincial People’s Committee Lam Minh Thanh on July 13.
As of early July 14, Kien Giang reported nine local cases.
Earlier, a series of localities had to impose social distancing rules in line with PM's Directive No. 15 or Directive No. 16 to limit the spread of COVID-19 in community.
- 11:35 AM - Jul 13, 2021
Five deaths, 849 new cases recorded
Vietnam recorded five more deaths related to COVID-19, including two people in their 30s. All five suffered from complications caused by pre-existing, underlying health conditions.
The total number of fatalities is now 130.
As of five minutes ago, a total of 849 cases were recorded domestically in Ho Chi Minh City (546), Binh Duong (186), Long An (49), Dong Thap (19), Phu Yen (15), Hung Yen (8 ), Hanoi (6), Can Tho (5), An Giang (4), Da Nang (4), Tra Vinh (3), Kien Giang (3), Bac Giang (1).
National patient tally is now at 34,500.
- 7:19 AM - Jul 13, 2021
Dak Nong, Dong Thap, Vung Tau to impose social distancing rules
Authorities of the central highlands province of Dak Nong and the southern provinces of Dong Thap and Vung Tau have decided to put their entire localities under social distancing.
Starting today, Dak Nong authorities have imposed social distancing rules in accordance with the Government’s Directive No. 15 in the entire province for 14 days, until further notice.
The entire province of Dong Thap will be put under social distancing under the Government’s Directive No. 16 starting tomorrow, July 14.
Also effective tomorrow, July 14, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province will put Vung Tau City under social distancing in line with the Government’s Directive No.16.