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Vietnam records 10,040 new coronavirus cases

Vietnam records 10,040 new coronavirus cases

Sunday, September 19, 2021, 21:41 GMT+7
Vietnam records 10,040 new coronavirus cases
A woman gets inoculated against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, September 10, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health reported 10,040 additional coronavirus cases throughout Vietnam on Sunday, along with 9,137 discharged patients and 233 fatalities.

Thirty-four provinces and cities documented 10,025 domestic cases while the country counted 15 separate imported infections, the health ministry said.

The ministry had registered 9,360 locally-infected patients on Saturday.

Almost 6,000 of the latest domestic cases were found in the community, with the remaining detected in cordoned-off areas or centralized quarantine facilities.

Ho Chi Minh City logged 5,496 local infections, up by 1,259 patients from yesterday; Binh Duong Province 2,332, down by 545; Dong Nai Province 953; An Giang Province 287; Long An Province 249; Kien Giang Province 151; Tien Giang Province 102; Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 84; Hanoi 20; and Da Nang two.

Vietnam has confirmed 682,617 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 tops the list with 336,528 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 178,295, Dong Nai Province with 39,973, Long An Province with 30,328, Tien Giang Province with 13,059, Dong Thap Province with 8,072, Khanh Hoa Province with 7,523, Da Nang with 4,856, Hanoi with 4,157, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,068.

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

The health ministry announced 9,137 recoveries on Sunday, bringing the total to 457,505.

The toll has increased to 17,090 deaths after the ministry documented 233 fatalities on the same day, including 182 in Ho Chi Minh City and 31 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has recorded 687,063 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered about 34 million vaccine doses, including 455,317 shots on Saturday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

More than 6.5 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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