Vietnam coronavirus tally tops 1 million

By Le Nga   November 11, 2021 | 04:02 am PT
Vietnam coronavirus tally tops 1 million
A health worker prepares a Covid-19 vaccine shot in HCMC's District 1, October 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Vietnam on Thursday recorded 8,145 new local Covid-19 cases, pushing the infection tally since early last year past 1 million.

The three localities with the highest numbers of new infections were Ho Chi Minh City with 1,185 cases, Dong Nai with 930 cases and Tay Ninh with 656 cases.

84 deaths were added to the national database on Thursday, with 38 cases in HCMC, six each in Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An, five in An Giang, three each in Tien Giang, Tay Ninh, Kien Giang and Bac Lieu, two each in Binh Thuan and Can Tho, and one each in Nghe An, Binh Dinh, Dak Lak, Dong Thap, Vinh Long, Soc Trang and Ben Tre.

The number of coronavirus deaths so far is 22,849, or around 2.4 percent of all infections.

1,894 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered on Thursday, bringing the number of recovered cases so far to 845,948.

The number of infections in the fourth wave since late April has reached 994,990.

Vietnam has vaccinated 63.5 million people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot, and 32 million people have received two shots.

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