Vietnam records 10,025 more local Covid cases

By Le Nga   September 19, 2021 | 04:33 am PT
Vietnam records 10,025 more local Covid cases
People in Hanoi's Thanh Xuan District are evacuated away from coronavirus hotspots, September 1, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
Vietnam reported 10,025 new local Covid-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the infected tally in the new wave to 682,618 cases.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 5,496 cases, Binh Duong with 2,332 cases and Dong Nai with 953 cases.

233 deaths were added to the national database on Sunday, with 182 cases in Ho Chi Minh City, 31 in Binh Duong, nine in Long An, three in An Giang, two each in Binh Thuan and Tien Giang, and one each in Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Quang Binh and Tay Ninh.

The total number of coronavirus deaths so far is 17,090 cases, or around 2.5 percent of all infected cases.

Also on Sunday, 9,137 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases so far to 457,505.

Vietnam has vaccinated over 34 million people with at least one Covid-19 shot. Around 6.5 million people have been fully vaccinated.

"Medicine package for Covid-19 patients" campaign aims to support patients self-isolating at home. Each donation worth VND380,000 ($16.65) can help buy medicine for one patient. For more information regarding donation methods, kindly refer to this link.

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