Vietnam confirms 12,663 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 8, 2021 | 04:39 am PT
Vietnam confirms 12,663 new Covid-19 cases
A police officer checks information of a motorbike driver in Ho Chi Minh City, August 30, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Health authorities confirmed 12,663 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, down 1,530 from Tuesday.

Ho Chi Minh City led with 7,308 cases, followed by Binh Duong (3,172) and Dong Nai (814).

Hanoi recorded 40 new cases.

The new cases brings the Covid-19 tally since the beginning of last year to 563,676.

335 deaths were confirmed Wednesday, raising the death toll to 14,135, or 2.5 percent of infections.

13,937 patients were discharged Wednesday, bring the tally to 325,647.

Vietnam has given 23.57 million vaccine doses, in which 3.77 million people have received two doses.

HCMC and Hanoi are still rushing the wide testing of its citizens.

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