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Vietnam documents 7,106 more COVID-19 cases

Vietnam documents 7,106 more COVID-19 cases

Wednesday, November 03, 2021, 19:10 GMT+7
Vietnam documents 7,106 more COVID-19 cases
A health worker takes a COVID-19 patient's temperature at a makeshift hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health confirmed 7,106 additional coronavirus cases on Wednesday, along with 8,869 recoveries and 78 fatalities.

The latest cases, including 17 imported and 7,089 local transmissions, were logged in 58 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, adding that 2,766 patients were detected in the community.

Ninh Thuan Province reported 1,009 of the domestically-infected cases, Ho Chi Minh City 985, Ninh Thuan Province 914, Dong Nai Province 905, Binh Duong Province 773, Kien Giang Province 374, An Giang Province 312, Bac Lieu Province 290, Tay Ninh Province 272, Tien Giang Province 207, Soc Trang Province 193, Can Tho City 152, Binh Thuan Province 136, Long An Province 119, Ha Giang Province 118, Quang Nam Province 90, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 82, Hanoi 76, Khanh Hoa Province 27, and Da Nang four.

Vietnam had recorded 5,613 locally-acquired infections on Tuesday.

The country has registered 934,583 community transmissions in 62 out of its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27, 830,858 of them having recovered from the respiratory disease.

Ho Chi Minh City is on top of the list with 434,736 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 235,293, Dong Nai Province with 68,199, Long An Province with 35,182, Tien Giang Province with 17,216, Dong Thap Province with 10,038, Khanh Hoa Province with 9,068, Da Nang with 4,982, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 4,950, and Hanoi with 4,824.

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

The health ministry announced 8,869 recoveries on Wednesday, taking the total to 833,675.

The toll has climbed to 22,283 deaths after the ministry recorded 78 fatalities on the same day, including 40 in Ho Chi Minh City and 13 in Binh Duong Province.

Vietnam has found 939,463 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered over 84 million vaccine doses, including 972,790 shots on Tuesday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

More than 25.6 million people have been fully immunized.

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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