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9,849 new coronavirus infections reported in 56 provinces, cities in Vietnam

9,849 new coronavirus infections reported in 56 provinces, cities in Vietnam

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 20:01 GMT+7
9,849 new coronavirus infections reported in 56 provinces, cities in Vietnam
A COVID-19 patient is admitted to a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health logged 9,849 additional coronavirus patients across the country on Wednesday, alongside 3,873 recoveries and 67 deaths.

The latest infections, including 10 imported and 9,839 local cases, were reported in 56 provinces and cities, the ministry said, elucidating that 4,956 patients caught the pathogen in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City documented 1,337 of the domestic transmissions, Dong Nai Province 664, Binh Duong Province 601, An Giang Province 527, Tien Giang Province 526, Binh Thuan Province 489, Dong Thap Province 489, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 428, Hanoi 218, Can Tho City 145, Khanh Hoa Province 144, Quang Nam Province 70, Da Nang 37, and Hai Phong City seven.  

Vietnam had confirmed 10,241 locally-acquired infections on Tuesday.

The Southeast Asian country has registered 1,050,185 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave flared up on April 27. A total of 872,053 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City tops the case count with 451,113 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 245,321, Dong Nai Province with 79,926, Long An Province with 36,852, Tien Giang Province with 22,477, An Giang Province with 19,127, Tay Ninh Province with 17,422, Kien Giang Province with 15,377, Dong Thap Province with 14,632, Khanh Hoa Province with 10,678, Can Tho City with 9,700, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 7,558, Hanoi with 6,847, and Da Nang with 5,302.

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

The health ministry confirmed 3,873 recovered patients on Wednesday, bringing the total to 874,870.

The toll has risen to 23,337 fatalities after the ministry announced 67 deaths on the same day, including 26 in Ho Chi Minh City, 12 in Binh Duong Province, six in Long An Province, and the remainder in 11 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has found 1,055,246 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered upwards of 102 million vaccine doses, including 1,097,539 jabs on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

Over 36.8 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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