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Vietnam records highest daily COVID-19 case rise in 4 weeks

Vietnam records highest daily COVID-19 case rise in 4 weeks

Sunday, October 31, 2021, 20:00 GMT+7
Vietnam records highest daily COVID-19 case rise in 4 weeks
A student gets a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October 29, 2021. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health reported 5,519 new coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Sunday, along with 1,998 recoveries and 53 fatalities.

The daily count is the biggest in four weeks, as the health ministry logged 5,490 infections on October 2.

The latest cases, including 15 imported and 5,504 local transmissions, were documented in 46 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, elaborating that 2,327 patients were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City registered 1,041 of the domestically-infected cases, Dong Nai Province 688, Binh Duong Province 672, Bac Lieu Province 415, An Giang Province 342, Kien Giang Province 295, Tien Giang Province 222, Soc Trang Province 180, Dak Lak Province 157, Binh Thuan Province 130, Can Tho City 130, Tay Ninh Province 110, Long An Province 109, Ha Giang Province 103, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 64, Hanoi 46, Khanh Hoa Province 21, and Da Nang four.  

Vietnam had confirmed 5,224 locally-acquired infections on Saturday.

The nation has documented 916,286 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27, 817,517 of them having recovered from the respiratory disease.

Ho Chi Minh City is severely impacted with 432,142 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 233,058, Dong Nai Province with 65,779, Long An Province with 34,774, Tien Giang Province with 16,644, Dong Thap Province with 9,761, Khanh Hoa Province with 8,994, Da Nang with 4,971, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,692, and Hanoi with 4,635.

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

The health ministry reported 1,998 recoveries on Sunday, bringing the total to 820,334.

The toll has risen to 22,083 deaths after the ministry recorded 53 fatalities on the same day, including 21 in Ho Chi Minh City and seven in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has detected 921,122 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have given more than 81.3 million vaccine doses, including 927,656 shots on Saturday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.

Over 24.3 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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