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Vietnam confirms 13,094 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   November 26, 2021 | 04:02 am PT
Vietnam confirms 13,094 new local Covid cases
Health workers vaccinate students in Hanoi, November 23, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Health authorities reported 13,094 domestic cases of Covid-19 in 60 cities and provinces Friday, up 665 from Thursday.

The three localities with the highest number of daily cases were HCMC with 1,809, followed by Can Tho with 897 and Dong Nai with 707.

The Ministry of Health also recorded 137 deaths on Friday, pushing the Covid-19 death toll in the country to 24,544, or 2.1 percent of infections.

12,368 Covid patients were declared free of coronavirus the same day, bringing the total of recovered cases so far to 955.256.

As of Friday, 47.3 million of Vietnam's 96 million population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Since the fourth wave of the pandemic hit in late April, Vietnam has recorded 1,176,148 local cases.

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