|Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 18): 434 new cases in the last 24 hours|
|Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 17): 488 new cases in the last 24 hours|
|Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 16): Vietnam to conduct largest-ever vaccination campaign|
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272 new cases in the last 24 hours
Vietnam recorded additional 90 new Covid-19 cases from 6 am 12 pm on June 21, including two imported cases in Tay Ninh province. Among the 88 domestically transmitted infections, 63 were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, 16 in Bac Giang, three in Bac Ninh, four in Nghe An, and two in Ha Tinh.
An additional 135 Covid-19 cases were found from 12 pm to 6 pm on June 21, including two imported cases in Kien Giang and An Giang provinces. Ho Chi Minh City recorded the most with 70 cases, followed by Bac Giang province (30), Binh Duong province (21), Bac Ninh province (6), Da Nang city (4), and Hung Yen province (2).
On Tuesday morning, 36 cases were recorded in Ho Chi Minh City, nine in the northern province of Bac Giang, and one each in the central province of Nghe An Province and the Central Highlands' Gia Lai Province.
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Three new fatal cases confirmed
Vietnam on June 21 confirmed its 67th, 68th, and 69th deaths relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, who have suffered from underlying health conditions.
A 75-year-old man tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 on June 14, with underlying diseases of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. His cause of death is recorded as pneumonia caused by Covid-19, rapidly progressive respiratory failure, sepsis, multi-organ failure, septic shock in the patient with hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and dyslipidemia.
The 68th fatality in Vietnam is an 86-year-old patient in the northern province of Bac Giang. She tested positive for the coronavirus on May 25 and was treated at the Bac Giang Covid-19 Treatment Hospital 2. She was confirmed to die of septic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), multi-organ failure, pneumonia caused by Covid-19 on the background of patients with heart failure and senility.
A 67-year-old woman living in Ho Chi Minh City has been announced dead on June 21. Her causes of death were septic shock, multi-organ failure, progressive respiratory failure, Type 2 diabetes and Cushing's syndrome.
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The results achieved in fighting Covid-19 are positive: Prime Minister
The results achieved in pandemic prevention and control are very positive and need to be further promoted, said Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh while presiding over a national teleconference on Covid-19 prevention and control on June 21.
The PM said the Covid-19 pandemic continued to be complicated, unpredictable, and difficult to forecast. He asked agencies and localities to clearly define the goal of preventing, controlling, and repelling the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and quickly stabilizing the situation.
A normal state could be returned to the country soon, serving the "dual" goals of preventing the spread of the pandemic to stabilize production and business with the motto of taking care of and protecting people's health as the first and foremost task, he said.
Regarding the implementation of the "vaccine strategy", the Government leader directed agencies to step up solutions to buy vaccines as quickly and much as possible. The transfer of vaccine production technology should be pushed up and promptly put products into wider testing. A detailed rapid vaccination campaign should be mapped out in all provinces, cities, ministries, and agencies, he said.
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Vietnamese overseas in Laos contribute to Covid-19 vaccine fund
The Lao-Viet Joint Venture Bank has donated 50 million LAK (5,200 USD) to Vietnam's national Covid-19 vaccine fund. The donations were handed over to the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos on June 21.
Nguyen Duc Vu, General Director of the Lao-Viet Joint Venture Bank, said as a joint venture abroad, the bank is always aware of its responsibility towards the homeland. In response to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's appeal on the establishment of the Covid-19 vaccine fund, the bank's staff have made contributions to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Trinh Minh Tam from the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos highly appreciated the gesture of the bank's staff, affirming the donation will be sent to the Covid-19 vaccine fund soon.
As of June 21 afternoon, in Vientiane capital only, the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos had received 329 million kips (nearly USD 25,000) and USD 1,700 to support the Covid-19 Prevention Fund and the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund.
To date, Vietnam has documented 11,827 domestically transmitted infections and 1,703 imported ones. The number of recoveries is 5,453, while the death toll related to Covid-19 is 69. 18 provinces that were hit by the pandemic have gone through 14 days without new infections.
Among the active patients, 377 have tested negative for the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 132 twice and 141 thrice.
In the context of complicated developments, the MoH called on citizens to follow the 5K message, including khau trang (facemask), khu khuan (disinfection), khoang cach (distance), khong tu tap (no gathering), and khai bao y te (health declaration), to help contain the outbreaks.
|Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 21): 360 new cases, 2 new deaths over the last 24 hours |
Almost two months into its fourth wave, more than 2.42 million of the nation's 96 million have been vaccinated against the new coronavirus.
|Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 20): 275 new locally transmitted cases, 2 more deaths |
22 localities have not detected any new cases in 14 days. Eight others have not had any new patients in 30 days.
|Vietnam Covid-19 Updates (June 19): 274 new Covid-19 cases, one more related death |
Among active patients undergoing treatment, 415 have tested negative to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 once, 100 twice and 71 thrice.