Vietnam confirms 11,429 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 1, 2021 | 04:29 am PT
Vietnam confirms 11,429 new Covid-19 cases
A medical staff takes samples of a shipper in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City on August 31, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Health authorities confirmed 11,429 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, down 1,162 from Tuesday.

Ho Chi Minh City led with 5,368 cases, followed by Binh Duong (3,440) and Dong Nai (759).

433 deaths were recorded Tuesday and 364 Wednesday, mostly in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Covid-19 death tally in the country is now at 11,868, accounting for 2.5 percent of infections. The global ratio is 2.1 percent.

Vietnam has recorded 473,530 Covid-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

9,862 people were discharged Wednesday, bringing the total to date to 248,722.

The country has vaccinated 20.2 million people, in which 2.7 million have received two doses.

The Health Ministry has urged localities to quickly give the second dose to people that have received the first one.

Hanoi started evacuating 1,200 residents in the city’s biggest cluster in Thanh Xuan District to FPT University on the outskirts Wednesday evening.

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