Medical workers in Hai Ba Trung district (Hanoi) collects samples for COVID-19 testing from residents of To Hien Thanh street. (Photo: VNA)
Among the locally-transmitted cases, 1,714 were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, the current largest pandemic hotspot of the country.
Meanwhile, Binh Duong reported 407 new cases, Tien Giang 201, Dong Nai 125, Vinh Long 49, Da Nang 27, Phu Yen 26, An Giang 25, Binh Thuan 23, Binh Dinh 19, Dong Thap 19, Ben Tre 19, Dak Lak 16, Khanh Hoa 12, Can Tho 7, Hau Giang 7, Dak Nong 5, Lam Dong 2, and Hung Yen 1.
As of 6am on July 26, the national tally stood at 101,173, including 98,991 domestically-transmitted cases and 2,182 imported ones. The caseload since the fourth wave of COVID-19 outbreaks hit Vietnam on April 27 amounted to 97,421.
The total number of recovered patients so far stood at 19,342. Among patients under treatment, 130 are under care in ICU, while 17 are being treated with ECMO.
The number of additional deaths from different southern and central localities that were not previously included in the national death toll amounted to 154.
A total 4,613,491 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, with 389,863 people having receiving full two shots.
The Ministry of Health has requested quickly reviewing conditions for the establishment of a 500-bed COVID-19 intensive care centre at the Hanoi Medical University Hospital in response to increasing complicated pandemic developments./.