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Vietnam finds 3,646 new COVID-19 cases

Vietnam finds 3,646 new COVID-19 cases

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 21:26 GMT+7
Vietnam finds 3,646 new COVID-19 cases
A woman is inoculated against COVID-19 in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. Photo: A Loc / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health logged 3,646 additional COVID-19 patients in Vietnam on Wednesday, along with 1,737 recoveries and 72 fatalities.

The latest cases, including 11 imported and 3,635 local infections, were documented in 50 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, elaborating that 1,810 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City reported 1,347 of the domestically-infected cases, Binh Duong Province 492, Dong Nai Province 305, An Giang Province 194, Soc Trang Province 100, Bac Lieu Province 99, Can Tho City 44, Khanh Hoa 39, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 13, Hanoi ten, and Da Nang eight.

Vietnam had detected 3,027 locally-acquired infections on Tuesday.

The country has registered 869,193 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 420,946 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 226,845, Dong Nai Province with 59,691, Long An Province with 33,856, Tien Giang Province with 15,249, Dong Thap Province with 9,300, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,589, Da Nang with 4,942, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,423, and Hanoi with 4,365.

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

The health ministry reported 1,737 recoveries on Wednesday, bringing the total to 796,583.

The toll has increased to 21,416 deaths after the ministry logged 72 fatalities on the same day, including 43 in Ho Chi Minh City and eight in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has documented 873,901 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered more than 67 million vaccine doses, including 1,990,538 shots on Tuesday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

Over 19 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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