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61 of Vietnam’s 211 new coronavirus infections recorded in Ho Chi Minh City

61 of Vietnam’s 211 new coronavirus infections recorded in Ho Chi Minh City

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 20:40 GMT+7
61 of Vietnam’s 211 new coronavirus infections recorded in Ho Chi Minh City
A health worker collects a sample for COVID-19 testing in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health reported 211 new coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Thursday, with Ho Chi Minh City 61 infections.

A total of 188 patients were logged in quarantine zones or locked-down areas, the health ministry said in a report.

Bac Giang Province, the country’s biggest epicenter, documented 98 cases, Ho Chi Minh City detected 61 patients, and Bac Ninh Province found 38 infections.

The remainder were confirmed in Ha Tinh Province, Hanoi, Tien Giang Province, Lang Son Province, Hai Duong Province, and Long An Province.

Vietnam’s caseload in the ongoing fourth wave, which broke out on April 27, has reached 6,596 cases announced in 39 out of the country’s 63 provinces and cities.

Bac Giang is the table leader with 3,696 patients, followed by Bac Ninh with 1,227, Ho Chi Minh City with 562, and Hanoi with 451.

Sixteen of the provinces and cities have found zero additional cases in the past two weeks.

The Southeast Asian nation has confirmed an accumulation of 9,784 patients, including 8,165 domestic cases and 1,619 imported infections, according to the health ministry's data.

The number of recovered patients has totaled 3,708 cases, 72 of which were recorded on Thursday, while 55 have died, most having suffered critical comorbidities.

The government has administered 1,389,887 vaccine shots to medical staff and other frontline workers since it rolled out inoculation on March 8.

A two-shot course has been given to 47,179 people since.

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