Vietnam confirms 7,918 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   November 10, 2021 | 04:14 am PT
Vietnam confirms 7,918 new Covid-19 cases
A medical staff vaccinates a student in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, October 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Vietnam reported 7,918 new domestic cases of Covid-19 in 59 cities and provinces on Wednesday, down 211 against Tuesday.

Ho Chi Minh City continued to register the highest daily infections, 1,414, followed by its two neighboring provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Duong with 838 cases and 627 cases, respectively.

A further 79 Covid casualties were reported, including 43 in HCMC and 9 in Binh Duong, raising the national Covid-19 death toll to 22,765, accounting for 2.4 percent of the total cases.

With the additional patients confirmed Tuesday, Vietnam's tally of the fourth wave that hit the nation in late April has climbed to 987,758. Of them, 844,054 have recovered.

Of more than 125,000 patients under treatment, 3,620 are severe cases.

So far, 31.1 million of the country's 96-million population have been fully vaccinated with two doses.

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