By 5pm on July 29, Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine fund has received around US$367 million contributed by organisations and individuals.. (Illustrative photo)
NDO/VNA – Vietnam recorded 4,773 new COVID-19 cases from 6am to 6pm on July 29, including one imported case, according to the Ministry of Health.
Ho Chi Minh City, the country's current largest hotspot, documented 2,877 infections, followed by Binh Duong with 738, Long An 320, Dong Nai 166, Dong Thap 142 and Ba Ria-Vung Tau 133.
The national tally of COVID-19 infections reached 128,413.
A total 4,323 patients were given the all-clear during the day, raising the number of recoveries to 31,780.
Among patients under treatment, 346 are being cared for in ICU, while 19 are being treated with ECMO.
The sub-section on treatment of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control announced 233 deaths due to COVID-19 from July 19-26, pushing the total death toll to 863.
Meanwhile, more than 5.32 million doses of vaccines had been administered. Some 496,630 people have fully got two shots.
By 5pm on July 29, Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine fund had received VND8.418 trillion (around US$367 million) contributed by 491,185 organisations and individuals.
At a working session with Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long, Ho Chi Minh City officials reported that 650 teams are conducting vaccination across the city, administering 70,000-80,000 doses a day amid strict social distancing measures.
The city aims to give the first shots of vaccine to about 70 percent of the city population in August.
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