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Vietnam reports 4,045 new COVID-19 cases

Vietnam reports 4,045 new COVID-19 cases

Sunday, October 24, 2021, 19:43 GMT+7
Vietnam reports 4,045 new COVID-19 cases
A medical worker collects a nasal swab from a man for COVID-19 testing in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 2021. Photo: Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed 4,045 additional COVID-19 infections on Sunday, along with 1,314 recovered patients and 53 fatalities.

The latest cases, including 17 imported and 4,028 local infections, were found in 47 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, pointing out that 1,599 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 966 of the domestically-infected cases, Binh Duong Province 524, Dong Nai Province 429, An Giang Province 297, Soc Trang Province 296, Dak Lak Province 193, Bac Lieu Province 155, Tay Ninh Province 132, Tra Vinh Province 113, Kien Giang Province 83, Can Tho City 48, Khanh Hoa 43, Ba Ria-Vung Tau 16, Hanoi 14, and Da Nang nine.

Vietnam had documented 3,361 locally-acquired infections on Saturday.

The country has recorded 884,177 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 caseload with 425,121 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 228,840, Dong Nai Province with 61,532, Long An Province with 34,227, Tien Giang Province with 15,626, Dong Thap Province with 9,440, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,754, Da Nang with 4,953, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,507, and Hanoi with 4,403.

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

The health ministry logged 1,314 recoveries on Sunday, bringing the total to 805,978.

The toll has mounted to 21,673 deaths after the ministry confirmed 53 fatalities on the same day, including 30 in Ho Chi Minh City and 12 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has found 888,940 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have given almost 73 million vaccine doses, including 936,739 shots on Saturday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.

More than 21 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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