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Vietnam confirms 11,789 new local Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   November 24, 2021 | 04:32 am PT
Vietnam confirms 11,789 new local Covid-19 cases
A medical staff holds a bottle of Covid-19 vaccine in Hanoi, November 23, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Health authorities confirmed 11,789 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, up 663 from Tuesday.

Ho Chi Minh City led with 1,666 new cases, followed by Can Tho, 766, and Tay Ninh, 754.

The Ministry of Health confirmed 125 Covid-19 fatalities Wednesday, including 62 in HCMC, 16 in Binh Duong and 11 in Dong Nai.

Vietnam’s death toll since the start of the pandemic is at 24,243, or 2.1 percent of the total infections.

In the fourth wave which hit Vietnam almost seven months ago, more than 1.15 million people have been infected. Of them, 934,444 have recovered.

Of the nation's 96-million population, 45.1 million have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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