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Vietnam confirms 8,451 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   November 13, 2021 | 04:08 am PT
Vietnam confirms 8,451 new Covid cases
A boy receives a shot of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in Cu Chi District, HCMC, October 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ha An
Health authorities reported 8,451 new domestic cases of Covid-19 in 57 cities and provinces on Saturday, down 525 against Friday.

The three localities with the highest case count are Ho Chi Minh City with 1,240 infections, followed by Dong Nai and An Giang, with 743 and 631, respectively.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 1,843 recoveries the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 858,054.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 23,018 with the confirmation of 88 deaths Saturday.

By Saturday, 33.7 million of Vietnam's 96-million population have received two Covid-19 vaccine doses.

Since the pandemic started last year, Vietnam has recorded over one million cases.

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