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Vietnam reports daily rise of 14,599 coronavirus infections, adds 230 deaths

Vietnam reports daily rise of 14,599 coronavirus infections, adds 230 deaths

Wednesday, December 08, 2021, 18:53 GMT+7
Vietnam reports daily rise of 14,599 coronavirus infections, adds 230 deaths
A patient is treated for COVID-19 at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health announced 14,599 new coronavirus cases across Vietnam on Wednesday, together with 24,737 recoveries and 230 mortalities.

The latest infections, including four imported and 14,595 domestic transmissions, were logged in 58 provinces and cities, the ministry said, noting that 8,322 patients caught the virus in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City reported 1,475 of the newest cases, Tay Ninh Province 874, Soc Trang Province 781, Binh Phuoc Province 747, Ben Tre Province 740, Dong Thap Province 725, Can Tho City 676, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 539, Khanh Hoa Province 489, Dong Nai Province 461, Binh Duong Province 455, Hanoi 396, Hai Phong City 265, Binh Thuan Province 262, Lam Dong Province 181, Da Nang 169, Thua Thien-Hue Province 163, Quang Nam Province 66, and Quang Ninh Province 56.

Vietnam had detected 13,835 locally-acquired infections on Tuesday.

The country has found 1,346,811 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,033,576 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City has been the biggest epicenter with 481,923 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 285,589, Dong Nai Province with 90,555, Long An Province with 38,887, Tay Ninh Province with 35,085, Dong Thap Province with 27,279, Tien Giang Province with 26,721, An Giang Province with 25,578, Can Tho City with 25,575, Binh Thuan Province with 20,673, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 19,959, Khanh Hoa Province with 16,957, Hanoi with 14,812, and Da Nang with 6,939.

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

The health ministry registered 24,737 recovered patients on Wednesday, raising the total to 1,036,393.

The toll has jumped to 26,930 mortalities after the ministry logged 230 deaths on the same day, including 75 in Ho Chi Minh City, 24 in An Giang Province, 18 in Dong Nai Province, 16 in Binh Duong Province, 14 in Tien Giang Province, 13 in Long An Province, and the remainder in 17 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has documented 1,352,122 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit it early last year.

Health workers have given over 129 million vaccine doses, including 861,193 shots on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

More than 73.8 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while upwards of 55.5 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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