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Vietnam registers daily rise of 3,797 COVID-19 cases

Vietnam registers daily rise of 3,797 COVID-19 cases

Friday, October 15, 2021, 20:53 GMT+7
Vietnam registers daily rise of 3,797 COVID-19 cases
A medical worker is prepared to give a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health recorded 3,797 new COVID-19 cases throughout Vietnam on Friday, together with 918 recoveries and 93 fatalities.

The latest cases, including eight imported and 3,789 local infections, were logged in 47 provinces and cities, the Ministry of Health said, elucidating that 1,475 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City registered 1,131 of the locally-infected cases, Dong Nai Province 586, Binh Duong Province 533, Soc Trang Province 414, An Giang Province 170, Ca Mau Province 168, Can Tho City 43, Khanh Hoa Province 28, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 12, and Hanoi one.

Vietnam had reported 4,147 domestically-acquired infections on Thursday.

The country has confirmed 852,986 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 415,875 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 224,492, Dong Nai Province with 57,708, Long An Province with 33,541, Tien Giang Province with 14,844, Dong Thap Province with 9,015, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,399, Da Nang with 4,932, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,376, and Hanoi with 4,305.

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

The health ministry logged 918 recoveries on Friday, elevating the total to 788,923.

The toll has increased to 21,043 deaths after the ministry documented 93 fatalities on the same day, including 61 in Ho Chi Minh City and 18 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has reported 857,639 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered over 59 million vaccine doses, including 1,311,040 shots on Thursday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

More than 17 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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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