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Vietnam reports daily rise of 11,132 coronavirus infections, logs 28,000 cases detected before

Vietnam reports daily rise of 11,132 coronavirus infections, logs 28,000 cases detected before

Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 19:14 GMT+7
Vietnam reports daily rise of 11,132 coronavirus infections, logs 28,000 cases detected before
A medical worker injects a person with a COVID-19 vaccine shot in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health recorded 11,132 new COVID-19 cases in Vietnam on Tuesday, together with 1,034 recoveries and 167 deaths.

The latest transmissions, including six imported and 11,126 local cases, were reported in 61 provinces and cities, the ministry said, elaborating that 6,010 patients got infected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City registered 1,204 of the domestic infections, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 709, Binh Duong Province 698, Tay Ninh Province 600, Dong Thap Province 597, Dong Nai Province 571, Binh Phuoc Province 509, Binh Thuan Province 493, Can Tho City 354, Hanoi 260, Khanh Hoa Province 172, Thua Thien-Hue Province 160, Bac Ninh Province 99, Quang Nam Province 95, Da Nang 65, Lam Dong Province 65, and Hai Phong two.

Vietnam had detected 10,299 domestically-acquired infections on Monday.

Today the health ministry also logged 28,000 infections detected in Binh Duong Province from July 10 to November 3.

The country has confirmed 1,138,836 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave flared up on April 27. A total of 908,493 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City is most affected with 459,123 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 277,406, Dong Nai Province with 83,385, Long An Province with 37,481, Tien Giang Province with 24,056, An Giang Province with 21,136, Tay Ninh Province with 20,722, Dong Thap Province with 17,783, Binh Thuan Province with 13,119, Khanh Hoa Province with 11,635, Can Tho City with 11,508, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 10,444, Hanoi with 8,306, and Da Nang with 5,532.

Vietnam found a mere 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.

The health ministry announced 1,034 recovered patients on Tuesday, raising the total to 911,310.

The toll has increased to 24,118 fatalities after the ministry confirmed 167 deaths on the same day, including 62 in Ho Chi Minh City, 28 in An Giang Province, 12 in Binh Duong Province, and the remaining in 17 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has documented 1,143,967 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have given almost 111 million vaccine doses, including 2,006,892 jabs on Monday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

Upwards of 43.5 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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