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Vietnam health ministry announces 10,585 new coronavirus cases

Vietnam health ministry announces 10,585 new coronavirus cases

Wednesday, September 15, 2021, 21:19 GMT+7
Vietnam health ministry announces 10,585 new coronavirus cases
A woman gets inoculated against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 14, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health recorded 10,585 COVID-19 cases across Vietnam on Wednesday, as well as 14,189 discharged patients and 250 fatalities.

Thirty-four provinces and cities reported 10,583 domestic cases whereas the country documented two separate imported infections, the health ministry said.

The ministry had logged 10,496 locally-infected patients on Tuesday.

Over 5,800 of the latest domestic cases were found in the community, with the remaining detected in sectioned-off areas or centralized quarantine facilities.

Ho Chi Minh City registered 5,301 local infections, down by 1,011 patients from yesterday; Binh Duong Province 3,228, up by 1,050; Dong Nai Province 808, Long An Province 424, Kien Giang Province 183; Tien Giang Province 93; Hanoi 14; and Da Nang 9.

Vietnam has confirmed 641,244 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth – and worst – virus wave emerged in the country on April 27.

Ho Chi Minh City is heavily impacted with 315,088 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 166,075, Dong Nai Province with 37,169, Long An Province with 29,289, Tien Giang Province with 12,561, Dong Thap Province with 7,968, Khanh Hoa Province with 7,386, Da Nang with 4,844, Hanoi with 4,088, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 3,933.

By comparison, Vietnam detected a combined 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in the previous three waves.

The health ministry documented 14,189 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total to 412,650.

The toll has risen to 16,186 deaths after the ministry logged 250 fatalities on the same day, including 189 in Ho Chi Minh City and 42 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has reported 645,640 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered around 31.2 million vaccine doses, including 866,668 shots on Tuesday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

Over 5.6 million people have been fully vaccinated.

Health authorities aim to immunize at least two-thirds of a population of nearly 98 million people against COVID-19 by the first quarter of next year.

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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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