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Vietnam adds 8,976 new local Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   November 12, 2021 | 04:54 am PT
Vietnam adds 8,976 new local Covid-19 cases
A student of Luong The Vinh high school gets Covid-19 vaccination in HCMC's District 1, October 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Health authorities reported 8,976 new domestic cases of Covid-19 in 56 cities and provinces on Friday, up 831 against Thursday.

The three localities with the highest case count are Ho Chi Minh City with 1,388 infections, followed by Dong Nai and An Giang, with 813 and 661, respectively.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 10,263 recoveries the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 856,211.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 22,930 with the confirmation of 81 deaths Friday.

Since the pandemic started last year, Vietnam has recorded over one million cases. By Friday, 32.8 million of Vietnam's 96-million population have received two Covid-19 vaccine doses.

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