Vietnam confirms 11,525 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 22, 2021 | 04:16 am PT
Vietnam confirms 11,525 new Covid-19 cases
A medical staff stamps ink on the hand of a woman at a shopping location in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, September 22, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Health authorities confirmed 11,525 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, down 162 from Tuesday.

HCMC recorded 5,435 cases, down 1,086 cases, Binh Duong recorded 4,179 cases, up 470, and Dong Nai recorded 930 cases, up 340.

11,919 patients were discharged Wednesday.The number of severe patients was 4,991. This is the first time this figure hit below 5,000 in the last 30 days.

The daily average number of cases in the last seven days was 10,465. Vietnam has confirmed 714,498 cases in the fourth Covid-19 wave starting late April.

Also on Wednesday 236 deaths were confirmed, mostly in HCMC. Vietnam has recorded 17,781 Covid-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

The country has vaccinated nearly 28.7 million people, among them 6.9 million with two doses.

"Medicine package for Covid-19 patients" campaign aims to support patients self-isolating at home. Each donation worth VND380,000 ($16.65) can help buy medicine for one patient. For more information regarding donation methods, kindly refer to this link.

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