Thus, today Binh Duong recorded the highest number of infections with 4,223 cases (an increase of 968 cases compared to yesterday), higher than the number of infections in a day in Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City decreased by 1,050 cases, Dong Nai increased by 29 cases, Long An decreased by 50 cases, Tien Giang decreased by 111 cases.
Among the new infections, there are 4,518 cases detected in isolation or blockade areas (up 286 cases), 6,132 cases are under epidemiological investigation (down 275 cases).
Today is the day to record the highest number of domestic infections since the beginning of the epidemic with 10,650 cases. The day with the second highest number of infections was August 19, with 10,639 cases; The day with the third highest number of infections is August 14 with 9,710 cases.
Today also recorded the highest number of people recovering from Covid-19 in a day: 12,756 cases; This is the second highest number of announced deaths since the beginning of the epidemic with 390 cases (the highest day is August 5 with 393 cases, the third highest day is August 2 with 389 cases).
Specifically, 10,650 cases were recorded in: Binh Duong 4,223 cases, Ho Chi Minh City 3,375, Dong Nai 686, Long An 495, Tien Giang 367, Da Nang 167, Dong Thap 156, Can Tho 147 and Khanh Hoa all 147, Tay Ninh 122 , An Giang 111, Hanoi 72, Nghe An and Thua Thien Hue all 61 cases, Ben Tre 59, Ba Ria – Vung Tau 57, Dak Lak 56, Tra Vinh 47, Binh Thuan 29, Phu Yen 27, Vinh Long 23, Bac Giang 18, Quang Nam 17, Ha Tinh 15, Kien Giang and Binh Dinh all 14, Binh Phuoc 11, Bac Ninh and Gia Lai all 10, Quang Ngai, Ca Mau, Lang Son and Quang Binh 7 provinces. Dong, Bac Lieu and Ninh Thuan 4, Thanh Hoa 3, Ninh Binh and Son La are all 2, provinces of Lao Cai, Quang Tri, Ha Nam and Hung Yen each.
The number of new cases brings the total number of infections in Ho Chi Minh City to 167,717, Binh Duong 59,824, Long An 17,047, Dong Nai 16,288, Tien Giang 5,986, Bac Giang 5,820, Dong Thap 5,710, Khanh Hoa 5,031, Tay Ninh 3,941, Can Tho 3,293. Ba Ria – Vung Tau 2,723, Hanoi 2,716, Da Nang 2,714, Phu Yen 2,351, Vinh Long 1,925, Bac Ninh 1,798, Binh Thuan 1,636, Ben Tre 1,475, An Giang 1,159, Tra Vinh 1,042, Kien Giang 743, Nghe An 701 , Ninh Thuan 655, Dak Lak 606, Quang Ngai 537, Binh Dinh 528, Gia Lai 416, Thua Thien Hue 412, Ha Tinh 355, Quang Nam 354, Binh Phuoc 330, Hung Yen 274, Lam Dong 210, Lang Son 161, Thanh Hoa 152, Son La 117, Lao Cai 88, Bac Lieu 88, Quang Binh 84, Ca Mau 73, Ha Nam 70, Quang Tri 69, Ninh Binh 62.
On August 20, 390 deaths were recorded in: Ho Chi Minh City 312 cases, Binh Duong 41, Long An 8, Dong Nai and Tien Giang each, 7, Khanh Hoa and Soc Trang all 3, Can Tho 2, other provinces and cities. Hanoi, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Ben Tre, Binh Thuan, Hai Duong, Nam Dinh and Tra Vinh each.
The total number of deaths from Covid-19 in Vietnam as of August 20 is 7,540 cases, accounting for 2.3% of the total number of cases and equivalent to the death rate from Covid-19 in the world. .
The total number of community infections from April 27 to now is 319,210, recorded in 62 provinces. Regarding treatment, 12,756 people were declared cured on August 20, bringing the total number of cured cases to 132,815. Number of critically ill patients being treated in ICU: 666. Number of critically ill patients receiving ECMO: 24.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, Vietnam has recorded 323,268 infections, ranking 72 out of 222 countries and territories. Calculating the rate of infections per 1 million people, Vietnam ranks 169th (3,288 cases per 1 million people on average).
Five provinces including Hai Phong, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, have not recorded new cases for 14 days.
Bac Kan, Quang Ninh, 30 days have passed without any new cases.
3 provinces and cities have no secondary infections in the area in the past 14 days: Kon Tum, Ha Giang, Thai Binh.
The 5 provinces and cities with high number of cases are Ho Chi Minh City 164,524 cases, Binh Duong 55,601, Long An 16,552, Dong Nai 15,602, Tien Giang 5,619, Dong Thap 5,554.
Regarding testing, in the past 24 hours, 178,038 tests were performed for 376,152 turns of people. The number of tests from 27 to now has done 9,056,328 samples for 26,138,265 turns of people.
Regarding vaccination, the total number of vaccine doses administered was 16,306,199 doses, of which 14,669,827 doses were administered, and 1,636,372 doses were administered for the second dose.
The Ministry of Health received 200 high-function ventilators donated by the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group to serve the treatment of Covid-19 patients. It is expected that today, these 200 ventilators will be delivered to Ho Chi Minh City and southern provinces for treatment.
Ho Chi Minh City has further strengthened a number of measures to prevent and control the epidemic from August 23. In which, focus on 5 main groups of solutions:
– City people ensure the implementation of regulations on social distancing, “who stays where they are”, houses are isolated from houses, neighborhood groups are isolated from neighborhoods, hamlets are isolated from neighborhoods hamlets, wards, townships isolated from wards, communes and townships;
– Focus on caring for F0 patients, treating people with severe symptoms to limit the mortality rate;
– Continue to take samples to test people in the “red zones on the Covid-19 map of Ho Chi Minh City”;
– Strengthening and promoting Covid-19 vaccination for people;
– Ensure the supply of essential goods, continue to take full care, provide quick and timely support to people in difficult and disadvantaged circumstances in residential areas.