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Vietnam health ministry records 5,637 new COVID-19 cases in 53 provinces, cities

Vietnam health ministry records 5,637 new COVID-19 cases in 53 provinces, cities

Tuesday, November 02, 2021, 20:54 GMT+7
Vietnam health ministry records 5,637 new COVID-19 cases in 53 provinces, cities
Children are vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health announced 5,637 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, while recording 2,741 recoveries and 74 fatalities.

The latest cases, including 24 imported and 5,613 local transmissions, were documented in 53 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, noting that 2,258 patients were detected in the community.

Dong Nai Province reported 858 of the domestically-infected cases, Binh Duong Province 780, Ho Chi Minh City 682, Kien Giang Province 421, Bac Lieu Province 316, An Giang Province 314, Tien Giang Province 202, Soc Trang Province 165, Binh Thuan Province 164, Can Tho City 146, Tay Ninh Province 131, Long An Province 116, Bac Ninh Province 115, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 67, Hanoi 56, Khanh Hoa Province 26, and Da Nang seven.

Vietnam had confirmed 5,595 locally-acquired infections on Monday.

The country has logged 927,494 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27, 821,989 of them having recovered from the respiratory disease.

Ho Chi Minh City tops the caseload with 433,751 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 234,520, Dong Nai Province with 67,294, Long An Province with 34,990, Tien Giang Province with 17,009, Dong Thap Province with 9,941, Khanh Hoa Province with 9,041, Da Nang with 4,978, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,868, and Hanoi with 4,748.

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

The health ministry confirmed 2,741 recoveries on Tuesday, taking the total to 824,806.

The toll has mounted to 22,205 deaths after the ministry registered 74 fatalities on the same day, including 31 in Ho Chi Minh City and 19 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has detected 932,357 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered over 83 million vaccine doses, including 1,277,565 shots on Monday, since vaccination was rolled out on March 8.

More than 25 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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