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Almost 12,000 new COVID-19 infections reported across Vietnam

Almost 12,000 new COVID-19 infections reported across Vietnam

Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 20:36 GMT+7
Almost 12,000 new COVID-19 infections reported across Vietnam
People gather for nasal swab collection for COVID-19 tests in Da Nang, Vietnam. Photo: Le Thuy

The Ministry of Health confirmed 11,811 new coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Wednesday, together with 25,951 recoveries and 125 deaths.

The latest transmissions, including 22 imported and 11,789 local cases, were reported in 59 provinces and cities, the ministry said, noting that 6,578 patients contracted the virus in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City logged 1,666 of the domestic infections, Can Tho City 766, Tay Ninh Province 754, Binh Duong Province 696, Dong Thap Province 625, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 586, Dong Nai Province 580, Binh Thuan Province 470, Hanoi 274, Bac Ninh Province 241, Khanh Hoa Province 183, Thua Thien-Hue Province 82, Da Nang 60, Hai Phong City 36, and Lam Dong Province 24.

Vietnam had confirmed 11,126 domestically-acquired infections on Tuesday.

The country has detected 1,150,625 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave flared up on April 27. A total of 934,444 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City leads the caseload with 460,789 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 278,102, Dong Nai Province with 83,965, Long An Province with 37,571, Tien Giang Province with 24,116, An Giang Province with 21,317, Tay Ninh Province with 21,476, Dong Thap Province with 18,408, Binh Thuan Province with 13,589, Can Tho City with 12,274, Khanh Hoa Province with 11,818, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 11,030, Hanoi with 8,580, and Da Nang with 5,592.

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

The health ministry announced 25,951 recovered patients on Wednesday, lifting the total to 937,261.

The toll has ascended to 24,243 fatalities after the ministry documented 125 deaths on the same day, including 62 in Ho Chi Minh City, 15 in Binh Duong Province, 11 in Dong Nai Province, and the remaining in 16 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has logged 1,155,778 infections since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have given close to 113 million vaccine doses, including 2,030,162 jabs on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

Almost 70 million of the country’s 98 million people have got at least one dose while more than 45 million are now fully vaccinated.

Health authorities target to fully inoculate 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.

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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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