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An additional 4,411 COVID-19 cases detected in Vietnam

An additional 4,411 COVID-19 cases detected in Vietnam

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 20:08 GMT+7
An additional 4,411 COVID-19 cases detected in Vietnam
Health workers collect nasal swabs for COVID-19 testing from people in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health logged 4,411 new COVID-19 infections in Vietnam on Wednesday, along with 2,024 recoveries and 54 deaths.

The latest cases, including seven imported and 4,404 local infections, were registered in 47 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, adding that 2,052 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City reported 1,140 of the domestically-infected cases, Binh Duong Province 521, Dong Nai Province 499, Dak Lak Province 254, Bac Lieu Province 242, An Giang Province 221, Tay Ninh Province 202, Kien Giang Province 150, Tien Giang Province 127, Can Tho City 98, Binh Thuan Province 97, Quang Nam Province 92, Khanh Hoa Province 44, Hanoi 26, Ba Ria-Vung Tau 17, and Da Nang three.

Vietnam had registered 3,592 locally-acquired infections on Tuesday.

The Southeast Asian country has recorded 895,793 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27, 809,497 them having recovered from the respiratory disease.

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest epicenter with 428,013 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 230,406, Dong Nai Province with 62,970, Long An Province with 34,375, Tien Giang Province with 15,985, Dong Thap Province with 9,525, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,887, Da Nang with 4,959, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,584, and Hanoi with 4,465.

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

The health ministry announced 2,024 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total to 812,314.

The toll has mounted to 21,856 deaths after the ministry confirmed 54 fatalities on the same day, including 32 in Ho Chi Minh City and eight in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has found 900,585 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered almost 76 million vaccine doses, including 1,017,279 shots on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.

More than 22.2 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.

Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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