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Vietnam reports lowest daily coronavirus case spike in 1.5 months: gov’t

Vietnam reports lowest daily coronavirus case spike in 1.5 months: gov’t

Tuesday, October 05, 2021, 20:45 GMT+7
Vietnam reports lowest daily coronavirus case spike in 1.5 months: gov’t
A woman gets vaccinated against COVID-19 in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health logged 4,363 new COVID-19 cases throughout Vietnam on Tuesday, alongside 25,573 discharged patients and 134 deaths.

Today saw the lowest daily COVID-19 case count in about 1.5 months, the government said on its verified Facebook account.

The new cases, including 4,360 local and three imported infections, were documented in 42 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, adding a total of 1,769 patients were found in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 1,491 of the latest cases, Binh Duong Province 1,107, Dong Nai Province 653, An Giang Province 172, Binh Thuan Province 149, Long An 84, Can Tho City 47, Ba Ria-Vung Tau 47, Khanh Hoa 39, Hanoi three, and Da Nang two.

Vietnam had confirmed 5,382 locally-infected patients on Monday.

The country has detected 813,735 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth – and worst – virus wave emerged on April 27.

Ho Chi Minh City is on top of the list with 401,494 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 217,960, Dong Nai Province with 52,017, Long An Province with 32,868, Tien Giang Province with 14,231, Dong Thap Province with 8,396, Khanh Hoa Province with 7,999, Da Nang with 4,923, Hanoi with 4,250, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,237.

Vietnam recorded only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.

The health ministry announced 25,573 recoveries on Tuesday, bringing the total to 747,053.

The toll has risen to 19,979 deaths after the ministry documented 134 fatalities on the same day, including 104 in Ho Chi Minh City and 15 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has registered 818,324 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.

Health workers have administered almost 47 million vaccine doses, including 1,432,631 shots on Monday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.

Over 11.6 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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