HÀ NỘI, 21 July (VNS) - A further 5,343 domestic cases of COVID-19 were reported in Việt Nam on Wednesday, as well as 14 imported cases that were quarantined upon arrival.

There are 123 patients being treated in intensive care. A further 18 are in a critical condition and being treated with ECMO.

Among the 5,343 new domestic cases, 1,081 were detected in the community. Others were in areas that were locked down or quarantined.

HCM City recorded the highest number with 3,556 cases, followed by the southern provinces of Bình Dương (964 cases), Đồng Nai (170 cases), Đồng Tháp ( 109) and Tiền Giang (65 ).

Spraying disinfectant in a high-risk area. VNA/VNA Photo
Other cases were from Long An (60), Hà Nội (42), Vĩnh Long (39), Khánh Hoà (38), Bến Tre (35), Cần Thơ (32), Tây Ninh (30), Phú Yên (26), Ninh Thuận (22), Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (18), Vĩnh Phúc (18), Đắk Lắk (17), Bình Phước (12), Kiên Giang (12), Trà Vinh (10), Hậu Giang (9), Bình Định (8 ), Bình Thuận (7), Hà Giang (6), Quảng Ngãi (6), Sóc Trăng (6), Nghệ An (5), Lâm Đồng (5), Đắk Nông (4), Bắc Ninh (4), Hưng Yên (3), Lạng Sơn (2), Gia Lai (1), Phú Thọ (1), and Thanh Hóa (1)

Also on Wednesday, 528 patients were recorded as having recovered, increasing the national recoveries to 11,971.

The number of new cases recorded in the country since the beginning of the fourth major outbreak, on April 27, is 64,508 cases.

The national tally overall of COVID-19 cases has reached 68,177, including 66,078 domestic cases and 2,099 imported cases.