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59 provinces, cities in Vietnam report 13,670 new COVID-19 cases, 200 mortalities

59 provinces, cities in Vietnam report 13,670 new COVID-19 cases, 200 mortalities

Friday, December 03, 2021, 19:50 GMT+7
59 provinces, cities in Vietnam report 13,670 new COVID-19 cases, 200 mortalities
A student is vaccinated against COVID-19 in Thanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, December 1, 2021. Photo: Viet Nguyen / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health documented 13,670 new coronavirus infections across Vietnam on Friday, in addition to 1,149 recoveries and 200 deaths.

The latest cases, including nine imported and 13,661 domestic transmissions, were recorded in 59 provinces and cities, the ministry said, elaborating that 8,628 patients were infected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City confirmed 1,311 of the latest infections, Can Tho City 982, Hanoi 791, Soc Trang Province 791, Binh Thuan Province 581, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 560, Dong Nai Province 496, Khanh Hoa Province 450, Binh Duong Province 302, Hai Phong City 198, Thua Thien-Hue Province 128, Da Nang 119, Lam Dong Province 98, Quang Nam Province 67, and Quang Ninh Province seven.  

Vietnam had registered 13,677 locally-acquired infections on Thursday.

The country has found 1,275,518 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,003,642 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City has been most affected with 475,182 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 283,589, Dong Nai Province with 88,726, Long An Province with 38,443, Tay Ninh Province with 30,904, Tien Giang Province with 25,323, An Giang Province with 23,960, Dong Thap Province with 23,848, Can Tho City with 20,682, Binh Thuan Province with 18,482, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 17,030, Khanh Hoa Province with 14,589, Hanoi with 12,237, and Da Nang with 6,322.

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

The health ministry announced 1,149 recovered patients on Friday, lifting the total to 1,006,459.

The toll has spiked to 25,858 mortalities after the ministry confirmed 200 deaths on the same day, including 68 in Ho Chi Minh City, 22 in Dong Nai Province, 16 in An Giang Province, 14 in Binh Duong Province, 13 in Can Tho City, and the remaining in 17 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has logged 1,280,780 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck it early last year.

Health workers have administered nearly 126 million vaccine doses, including 710,914 shots on Thursday, since inoculation was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

More than 72.6 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while upwards of 53.2 million are now fully immunized.

Vietnam aims to fully inoculate 100 percent of its adult population this year. Many provinces and cities are immunizing children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, using Pfizer-BioNTech shots.

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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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