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An additional 3,458 coronavirus patients confirmed in Vietnam

An additional 3,458 coronavirus patients confirmed in Vietnam

Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 20:21 GMT+7
An additional 3,458 coronavirus patients confirmed in Vietnam
A medical worker tends to a COVID-19 patient in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health announced 3,458 COVID-19 cases in Vietnam on Wednesday, along with 1,191 recoveries and 106 fatalities.

The latest cases, including three imported and 3,458 local infections, were recorded in 47 provinces and cities, the Ministry of Health said, adding that 1,432 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City logged 1,162 of the new cases, Binh Duong Province 501, Dong Nai Province 486, Ha Giang Province 152, An Giang Province 121, Dak Lak Province 113, Khanh Hoa Province 39, Hanoi 29, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 18, and Can Tho City 17.

Vietnam had found 2,939 locally-transmitted infections on Tuesday.

The country has confirmed 845,050 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 table with 413,835 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 223,476, Dong Nai Province with 56,475, Long An Province with 33,435, Tien Giang Province with 14,702, Dong Thap Province with 8,888, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,336, Da Nang with 4,931, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,353, and Hanoi with 4,303.

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

The health ministry documented 1,191 recoveries on Wednesday, bringing the total to 787,286.

The toll has risen to 20,869 deaths after the ministry announced 106 fatalities on the same day, including 73 in Ho Chi Minh City and 18 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has reported 849,691 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered more than 56.3 million vaccine doses, including 1,039,374 shots on Tuesday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

Almost 16.5 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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