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Vietnam confirms 6,175 new local Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   November 3, 2021 | 04:29 am PT
Vietnam confirms 6,175 new local Covid-19 cases
A student is vaccinated in Da Nang City, Nov. 2, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Van Dong
Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally in the fourth wave starting late April rose to 933,670 after the Health Ministry confirmed 6,175 new cases Wednesday.

The three places with the highest numbers of new infections were Ho Chi Minh City with 985 cases, its neighbors Dong Nai (905) and Binh Duong (773).

In the past seven days the average number of new cases nationwide is 5,413.

On Wednesday, the ministry announced another 78 Covid-19 deaths, including 40 in HCMC and 13 in Binh Duong. The total Covid death toll so far rose to 22,283, accounting for around 2.4 percent of all infections.

Another 8,869 patients recovered, raising the number of recoveries since the start of the pandemic to 833,675.

Of more than 82,594 patients under treatment, 3,052 are severe cases.

Around 25.6 million people in the country have been vaccinated with two doses.

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