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Vietnam adds 10,321 coronavirus cases, 190 deaths

Vietnam adds 10,321 coronavirus cases, 190 deaths

Monday, November 22, 2021, 19:39 GMT+7
Vietnam adds 10,321 coronavirus cases, 190 deaths
A student is vaccinated against COVID-19 in Can Tho City, Vietnam. Photo: Thai Luy / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health reported 10,321 more COVID-19 cases in Vietnam on Monday, in addition to 4,776 recoveries and 190 deaths.

The latest infections, including 22 imported and 10,299 local cases, were logged in 58 provinces and cities, the ministry said, noting that 5,647 patients were infected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City documented 1,547 of the domestic transmissions, Binh Duong Province 688, Can Tho City 535, Dong Nai Province 522, Dong Thap Province 507, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 399, Binh Thuan Province 370, Hanoi 260, Bac Ninh Province 181, Khanh Hoa Province 168, Lam Dong Province 134, Thua Thien-Hue Province 111, Quang Nam Province 80, Da Nang 32, and Hai Phong five.  

Vietnam had detected 9,882 domestically-acquired infections on Sunday.

The country has confirmed 1,099,710 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave flared up on April 27. A total of 907,459 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City tops the caseload with 457,919 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 248,708, Dong Nai Province with 82,814, Long An Province with 37,336, Tien Giang Province with 23,944, An Giang Province with 20,816, Tay Ninh Province with 20,122, Dong Thap Province with 17,186, Binh Thuan Province with 12,626, Khanh Hoa Province with 11,463, Can Tho City with 11,154, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 9,735, Hanoi with 8,046, and Da Nang with 5,467.

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

The health ministry documented 4,776 recovered patients on Monday, taking the total to 907,459.

The toll has risen to 23,951 fatalities after the ministry confirmed 190 deaths on the same day, including 109 in Ho Chi Minh City, 20 in An Giang Province, eight in Long An Province, and the remaining in 18 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has logged 1,104,835 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have administered close to 109 million vaccine doses, including 1,124,596 jabs on Sunday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

Almost 42 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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