Vietnam confirms 8,758 Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 29, 2021 | 04:14 am PT
Vietnam confirms 8,758 Covid-19 cases
A shipper conducts his own Covid-19 rapid test in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on Sept. 29, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam recorded 8,744 new Covid-19 cases Wednesday, double from Tuesday, with half of them in HCMC.

The biggest city recorded 4,699 new cases, followed by its neighbors Binh Duong, up 2,389 cases, and Dong Nai, up 899 cases.

This brings Vietnam’s Covid-19 tally to 779,398 since the beginning of the pandemic.

162 deaths were confirmed Wednesday, with 113 of them in HCMC. The daily average death tally in the last seven days is 188 cases.

23,568 patients were discharged Wednesday, bring the total to date to 583,509.

Vietnam has administered 41.15 million vaccine doses, in which 8.98 million is the second dose.

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