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Vietnam records 8,982 more coronavirus infections

Vietnam records 8,982 more coronavirus infections

Friday, November 12, 2021, 20:55 GMT+7
Vietnam records 8,982 more coronavirus infections
A heath worker collects a nasal swab for COVID-19 tests from a woman in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health documented 8,982 COVID-19 infections across Vietnam on Friday, alongside 10,263 recovered patients and 81 deaths.

The latest cases, including six imported and 8,976 local transmissions, were reported in 56 provinces and cities, the ministry said, noting that 4,180 patients caught the pathogen in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 1,388 of the domestically-transmitted infections, Dong Nai Province 813, An Giang Province 661, Binh Duong Province 654, Tien Giang Province 634, Tay Ninh Province 517, Kien Giang Province 403, Dong Thap Province 383, Binh Thuan Province 287, Can Tho City 178, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 177, Hanoi 176, Khanh Hoa Province 170, Quang Nam Province 45, Da Nang 34, and Hai Phong City 16.  

Vietnam had logged 8,145 locally-infected patients on Thursday.

The Southeast Asian country has confirmed 1,004,879 community-based transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave emerged on April 27. A total of 853,394 of them have recovered from the respiratory disease.

Ho Chi Minh City tops the list with 445,203 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 242,243, Dong Nai Province with 76,656, Long An Province with 36,289, Tien Giang Province with 20,150, An Giang Province with 16,216, Tay Ninh Province with 14,859, Kien Giang Province with 13,873, Dong Thap Province with 12,527, Khanh Hoa Province with 9,855, Can Tho City with 9,045, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 6,224, Hanoi with 5,992, and Da Nang with 5,174.

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

The health ministry announced 10,263 recovered patients on Friday, elevating the total to 856,211.

The toll has mounted to 22,930 deaths after the ministry registered 81 fatalities on the same day, including 42 in Ho Chi Minh City, five in Binh Duong Province, and the remainder in 16 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has found 1,009,879 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered more than 96.5 million vaccine doses, including 1,000,048 shots on Thursday, since inoculation was rolled out on March 8.

Over 32.8 million people have received two jabs.

Health authorities in the country of nearly 98 million people target to fully vaccinate 80 percent of the adults and 100 percent of those aged 12 to under 18 by the end of this year, according to a draft government plan for COVID-19 response in 2021-23.

From 2022 onward, 100 percent of people aged 12 and above will either be fully immunized against the coronavirus or even get booster shots.

Children from three to under 12 years old will be fully inoculated in accordance with World Health Organization guidelines.

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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News


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