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Vietnam confirms 5,227 new COVID-19 infections, 64 deaths

Vietnam confirms 5,227 new COVID-19 infections, 64 deaths

Saturday, October 30, 2021, 19:48 GMT+7
Vietnam confirms 5,227 new COVID-19 infections, 64 deaths
A health worker gives a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health recorded 5,227 more coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Saturday, as well as 2,204 recoveries and 64 fatalities.

The latest cases, including three imported and 5,224 local infections, were logged in 50 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, noting that 2,293 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 1,042 of the domestically-infected cases, Dong Nai Province 679, Binh Duong Province 665, Bac Lieu Province 404, Kien Giang Province 298, An Giang Province 231, Tien Giang Province 223, Tay Ninh Province 203, Soc Trang Province 190, Dak Lak Province 146, Long An Province 106, Can Tho City 95, Hanoi 56, Khanh Hoa Province 26, Ba Ria-Vung Tau 25, and Da Nang two.

Vietnam had confirmed 4,889 locally-acquired infections on Friday.

The nation has documented 910,782 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27, 815,519 of them having recovered from the respiratory disease.

Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest hotbed with 431,101 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 232,386, Dong Nai Province with 65,091, Long An Province with 34,665, Tien Giang Province with 16,422, Dong Thap Province with 9,678, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,973, Da Nang with 4,967, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,628, and Hanoi with 4,589.

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

The health ministry announced 2,204 recoveries on Saturday, elevating the total to 818,336.

The toll has surged to 22,030 deaths after the ministry recorded 64 fatalities on the same day, including 30 in Ho Chi Minh City and 13 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has detected 915,603 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have given more than 80.5 million vaccine doses, including 1,588,192 shots on Friday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.

Almost 24 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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