Vietnam records 11,575 new COVID-19 cases on August 26 hinh anh 1Health workers go to a COVID-19 cluster in Ca Mau city of the southernmost province of the same name to collect samples (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam recorded 11,575 new COVID-19 cases, including 11,569 domestic and six imported, in the past 24 hours to 6pm on August 26, the Ministry of Health announced.

The southern province of Binh Duong posted the most new cases with 4,868, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 3,934, Dong Nai (743), Long An (449) and Tien Giang (354).

Vietnam reported a total of 392,938 cases since the start of COVID-19. Since the fourth pandemic wave hit the country on April 27, the country has counted 388,814 cases, of which 185,714 recovered.

Also on August 26, 18,567 patients were given the all-clear from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 188,488.

Among those under treatment, 765 are being cared for in ICUs and 29 are treated with ECMO.

There were 318 deaths recorded on the same day, pushing the total death toll to 9,667, equivalent to 2.5 percent of the total infections.

A total of 18,522,203 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far, with 16,382,658 people receiving the first shots and 2,139,545 getting full two jabs./