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Vietnam documents 9,889 new coronavirus cases, including 216 in Hanoi

Vietnam documents 9,889 new coronavirus cases, including 216 in Hanoi

Sunday, November 21, 2021, 20:31 GMT+7
Vietnam documents 9,889 new coronavirus cases, including 216 in Hanoi
A woman gets an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine dose in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health logged 9,889 more coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Sunday, together with 5,163 recoveries and 76 deaths.

The latest infections, including seven imported and 9,882 local cases, were reported in 57 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 5,361 patients got infected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded 1,265 of the domestic transmissions, Binh Duong Province 683, Dong Nai Province 604, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 541, Binh Thuan Province 493, Can Tho City 341, Hanoi 216, Khanh Hoa Province 170, Quang Nam Province 143, Lam Dong Province 85, Da Nang 37, Quang Ninh Province 17, and Hai Phong two.

Vietnam had confirmed 9,518 locally-acquired infections on Saturday.

The country has registered 1,089,411 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave flared up on April 27. A total of 902,683 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City is most impacted with 456,372 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 248,020, Dong Nai Province with 82,292, Long An Province with 37,251, Tien Giang Province with 23,867, An Giang Province with 20,573, Tay Ninh Province with 19,558, Dong Thap Province with 16,679, Binh Thuan Province with 12,256, Khanh Hoa Province with 11,295, Can Tho City with 10,619, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 9,336, Hanoi with 7,786, and Da Nang with 5,435.

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

The health ministry documented 5,163 recovered patients on Sunday, lifting the total to 905,500.

The toll has gone up to 23,761 fatalities after the ministry confirmed 76 deaths on the same day, including 15 in Binh Duong Province, eight in Long An Province, seven in An Giang Province, and the remaining in 12 other provinces and cities.  

Until the time of writing, Ho Chi Minh City has not reported data on COVID-19 mortalities for the day. The city has announced dozens of virus-related fatalities daily over the past weeks.

Vietnam has recorded 1,094,514 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered close to 108 million vaccine doses, including 1,298,149 jabs on Saturday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

Over 41 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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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