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Health ministry announces 4,363 new coronavirus infections in Vietnam

Health ministry announces 4,363 new coronavirus infections in Vietnam

Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 20:17 GMT+7
Health ministry announces 4,363 new coronavirus infections in Vietnam
Doctors work at a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patient treatment in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 2021. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health reported 4,363 more COVID-19 cases in Vietnam on Wednesday, together with 10,033 discharged patients and 119 deaths.

The latest cases, including 4,356 local and seven imported infections, were logged in 40 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, noting 2,223 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City documented 1,960 of the new cases, Binh Duong Province 852, Dong Nai Province 534, An Giang Province 180, Kien Giang Province 79, Long An Province 74, Can Tho City 44, Hanoi nine, and Da Nang one.

Vietnam had confirmed 4,360 locally-infected patients on Tuesday.

The country has found 818,091 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 leads the table with 403,454 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 218,812, Dong Nai Province with 52,551, Long An Province with 32,942, Tien Giang Province with 14,303, Dong Thap Province with 8,443, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,046, Da Nang with 4,924, Hanoi with 4.259, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,254.

Vietnam reported a mere 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.

The health ministry announced 10,033 recoveries on Wednesday, bringing the total to 757,086.

The toll has increased to 20,098 deaths after the ministry recorded 119 fatalities on the same day, including 88 in Ho Chi Minh City and 16 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has registered 822,687 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.

Health workers have administered over 48 million vaccine doses, including 1,148,557 shots on Tuesday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

More than 12 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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