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Vietnam announces 2,949 new coronavirus cases

Vietnam announces 2,949 new coronavirus cases

Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 20:55 GMT+7
Vietnam announces 2,949 new coronavirus cases
A medical worker gives a COVID-19 vaccine shot to a person in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s health ministry reported 2,949 coronavirus cases across the country on Tuesday, alongside 1,347 recoveries and 93 fatalities.

The latest cases, including ten imported and 2,939 local infections, were recorded in 43 provinces and cities, the Ministry of Health said, elaborating that 1,183 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City registered 1,018 of the new cases, Dong Nai Province 501, Binh Duong Province 447, Tay Ninh Province 112, An Giang Province 111, Dong Thap 87, Khanh Hoa Province 38, Can Tho City 28, Da Nang four, and Hanoi four.

Vietnam had found 3,617 locally-transmitted infections on Monday.

The country has confirmed 841,592 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27.

Ho Chi Minh City tops the list with 412,673 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 222,975, Dong Nai Province with 55,989, Long An Province with 33,376, Tien Giang Province with 14,628, Dong Thap Province with 8,801, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,297, Da Nang with 4,931, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,335, and Hanoi with 4,274.

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

The health ministry logged 1,347 recoveries on Tuesday, bringing the total to 786,095.

The toll has climbed to 20,763 deaths after the ministry announced 93 fatalities on the same day, including 64 in Ho Chi Minh City and 13 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has recorded 846,230 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered above 55.2 million vaccine doses, including 1,020,039 shots on Monday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

Over 16.1 million people have been fully inoculated.

Health authorities target to inoculate 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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