As of 6 pm on Monday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 8,652 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national patient tally to 283,696.
In the past 24 hours, the patients were detected in Hồ Chí Minh City (3,341), Bình Dương (2,522), Long An (599), Đồng Nai (588), Khánh Hòa (262), Đồng Tháp (158), Tiền Giang (152), Vĩnh Long (131), Đà Nẵng (96), An Giang (87), Cần Thơ (86), Sóc Trăng (75), Trà Vinh (71), Phú Yên (62), Thừa Thiên Huế (60), Tây Ninh (52), Hà Nội (50), Bình Thuận (33), Kiên Giang (32), Ninh Thuận (27), Gia Lai (25), Nghệ An (24), Hà Tĩnh (17), Đắk Lắk (11), Quảng Nam (11), Bắc Ninh (11), Lâm Đồng (8 ), Thanh Hóa (6), Nam Định (6), Hậu Giang (6), Bình Phước (6), Lạng Sơn (4), Cà Mau (4), Quảng Ngãi (4), Ninh Bình (3), Bình Định (3), Lào Cai (2), Quảng Bình (2), Sơn La (2), Bạc Liêu (2), Hà Nam (1), Hải Dương (1), and Thái Nguyên (1).
According to the same report, the number of new domestic transmissions has dropped by 930. Moreover, a total of 4,473 recoveries were reported, making the total number of patients given the all-clear to 104,203.
The MoH also recorded 368 deaths, which means Vietnam now has a total of 6,141 fatalities or 2.2% of the confirmed COVID-19 cases.
As of latest, 590 people are being treated in intensive care units, while the number of critical patients requiring life support (ECMO) is 22.
Cluster detected in Bac Ninh
After three weeks with zero community transmissions, a cluster with at least 21 infections has emerged in the northern province of Bac Ninh.
Bac Ninh was once the hotspot of the ongoing and worst COVID-19 wave in the country.
The new infection chain was identified during the weekend with the first case being a shipper of Viettel Post, living in Luong Tai District.
According to local media, this shipper had contracted the new COVID-19 variant after meeting with several warehouse staff in Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem District on August 6 and started to develop symptoms on Friday.
This new cluster ended the 21-day streak of the province, which borders Hanoi.
The local authorities have tracked down 386 people having direct contact with the said shipper.
With a population of 107,215, Luong Tai District has been isolated since Sunday and is expected that around 50,000 samples would be collected for mass testing to detect any possible infections.
The MoH has ordered Bac Ninh and Hanoi to expand their epidemiological investigations related to this cluster to quickly locate the infected people and areas to absolutely prevent more and more infections that may spread into the industrial parks.