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HANOI – For the fourth day running, Vietnam has recorded a record high of new Covid-19 infections.

Sunday saw 1,953 new cases in the daily tally including eight imported cases and 1,945 locally transmitted infections.

Of the new local cases, Ho Chi Minh City reported 1,397, bringing the total local number of infections reported in the city during the fourth wave of the pandemic to 13,012.

As many as 1,361 out of Sunday’s new local cases were detected in quarantine or locked-down areas.

The ongoing fourth wave of infections that began in April included 26,322 local cases, pushing the overall national tally since the beginning of the pandemic to 29,816.

Of the overall caseload, 27,892 were locally transmitted and 1,924 cases imported.

The health ministry also reported 71 recoveries on Sunday evening, bringing the country’s total to 9,275.

A total of 116 Covid-19 fatalities have been recorded in Vietnam so far, with 81 in the fourth wave. (VNS)