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Vietnam documents 3,168 more coronavirus cases in 45 provinces, cities

Vietnam documents 3,168 more coronavirus cases in 45 provinces, cities

Monday, October 18, 2021, 19:35 GMT+7
Vietnam documents 3,168 more coronavirus cases in 45 provinces, cities
A woman is given a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health logged 3,168 new COVID-19 patients in Vietnam on Monday, along with 1,136 recoveries and 75 fatalities.

The latest cases, including nine imported and 3,159 local infections, were documented in 45 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, elucidating that 1,261 patients were found in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City confirmed 968 of the domestically-infected cases, Binh Duong Province 439, Dong Nai Province 393, Soc Trang Province 174, An Giang Province 109, Kien Giang Province 99, Tien Giang Province 94, Ca Mau Province 77, Khanh Hoa Province 31, Can Tho City 27, Ba Ria-Vung Tau eight, and Hanoi six.

Vietnam had registered 3,175 locally-acquired infections on Sunday.

The country has reported 862,531 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27.

Ho Chi Minh City is a hotbed with 418,692 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 225,853, Dong Nai Province with 59,015, Long An Province with 33,733, Tien Giang Province with 15,105, Dong Thap Province with 9,211, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,512, Da Nang with 4,932, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,405, and Hanoi with 4,344.

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

The health ministry documented 1,136 recoveries on Monday, taking the total to 792,980.

The toll has risen to 21,269 deaths after the ministry recorded 75 fatalities on the same day, including 51 in Ho Chi Minh City and 14 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has reported 867,221 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered over 63.4 million vaccine doses, including 1,312,650 shots on Sunday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

More than 18.1 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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