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Vietnam's daily coronavirus cases rise by record 1,945

Vietnam recorded 707 new local Covid-19 cases Sunday night, pushing the day's tally to an all-time high of 1,945 cases.

Sunday also saw the highest number of localities recording cases, 32.

Among the night's tally, Ho Chi Minh City, the epicenter of the ongoing fourth coronavirus wave, recorded 354 new cases, raising its tally of the day to 1,392, the highest number in a day since the disease broke out, followed by 1,300 on Saturday.

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A woman waits to buy food at a supermarket in HCMC, which has limited shoppers under the city's social distancing order, July 11, 2021.

Of the city’s new cases, 183 are already in quarantine and isolated areas and the remaining 171 are being contact traced.

Among 195 new cases in Binh Duong Province that borders HCMC, 110 had come into close contact with confirmed patients, 19 returned from HCMC and 66 are being contact traced.

The Mekong Delta's Dong Thap Province registered 50 new cases, with 36 being contained in quaratine zones and isolation areas and the remaining 14 still being contact traced.

Among 46 new patients in the delta's Long An Province, 23 had been already quaratined after having close contact with confirmed patients, 19 returned from HCMC and four are being contact traced.

32 new cases in the central Phu Yen Province had been already in quaratine zones.

The northern Bac Ninh Province recorded seven new cases, six detected in quaratine zones and one being contact traced.

Among six new cases in Da Nang City, five were in close contact with confirmed patients while the source of transmission of the remaining one remains unclear. These cases ended Da Nang's 10-day streak without community transmissions.

Four new cases in the northern Bac Giang Province, three in the Mekong Delta's Soc Trang Province and two in nearby Tra Vinh had already been quaratined.

The two new cases in the central Ninh Thuan Province returned from HCMC and been quaratined.

The two new patients in the central Quang Ngai Province, one in nearby Binh Dinh, one in the Central Highlands' Lam Dong and one in Hanoi had been put in quaratine facilities as well.

The new case in the Mekong Delta's Can Tho City is being contact traced.

Since the new wave of Covid-19 emerged in Vietnam on in late April, 26,271 local infections have been recorded in 58 of its 63 cities and provinces.

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Source: VnExpress

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