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Health ministry registers 3,034 new coronavirus infections in Vietnam

Health ministry registers 3,034 new coronavirus infections in Vietnam

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 20:42 GMT+7
Health ministry registers 3,034 new coronavirus infections in Vietnam
A woman gets inoculated against COVID-19 on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Photo: K.Nam / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health documented 3,034 more COVID-19 patients in Vietnam on Tuesday, together with 1,866 recoveries and 75 fatalities.

The latest cases, including seven imported and 3,027 local infections, were logged in 49 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, noting that 1,220 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 907 of the domestically-infected cases, Binh Duong Province 500, Dong Nai Province 371, Soc Trang Province 200, An Giang Province 134, Tay Ninh Province 104, Khanh Hoa Province 38, Can Tho City 24, Hanoi 11, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province five, and Da Nang two.

Vietnam had registered 3,159 locally-acquired infections on Monday.

The country has reported 865,558 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 heavily impacted with 419,599 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 226,353, Dong Nai Province with 59,386, Long An Province with 33,784, Tien Giang Province with 15,184, Dong Thap Province with 9,276, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,550, Da Nang with 4,934, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,410, and Hanoi with 4,355.

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

The health ministry announced 1,866 recoveries on Tuesday, bringing the total to 870,255.

The toll has ascended to 21,344 deaths after the ministry recorded 75 fatalities on the same day, including 47 in Ho Chi Minh City and 11 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has reported 870,255 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered almost 65 million vaccine doses, including 1,522,598 shots on Monday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

Nearly 18.5 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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