Vietnam confirms 11,687 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 21, 2021 | 04:29 am PT
Vietnam confirms 11,687 new Covid-19 cases
A task force removes a barricade at a Covid-19 checkpoint in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem District, Sept. 21, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
Health authorities confirmed 11,687 new local Covid-19 cases Tuesday in 34 cities and provinces, up 3,019 against Monday.

Ho Chi Minh City accounted for the most infections, 6,521 cases, followed by its neighboring provinces of Binh Duong (3,609), Dong Nai (590), and Long An (254).

The Health Ministry announced another 240 Covid-19 deaths Tuesday, including 184 in HCMC and 41 in Binh Duong.

Another 11,017 patients recovered on Tuesday, raising the number of recoveries to 475,343. Of those in hospitals, 5,133 are severe cases.

Vietnam has reported 702,973 cases since the new wave broke out at the end of April and 17,510 have died.

The total number of deaths so far is 17,545 cases, accounting for 2.5 percent of the total number of cases and 0.4 percentage points higher than the mortality rate in the world.

The country has vaccinated more than 35 million people, among them over 6.78 million have received 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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