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Vietnam records 11,506 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 17, 2021 | 04:54 am PT
Vietnam records 11,506 new Covid-19 cases
Medical staff instruct a man on Covid-19 testing in HCMC's Binh Thanh District, August 23, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Health authorities confirmed 11,506 community transmissions of the novel coronavirus Friday, pushing up the domestic tally in the current wave to 663,233.

HCMC continued to lead the number of new cases with 5,972, followed by Binh Duong with 4,013.

On average, Vietnam has been recording11,090 cases a day for the last seven days.

The death toll since the pandemic started has increased to 16,637 after 212 deaths were announced Friday. The average death rate per day for the past seven days is 250.

Total recoveries rose to 433,465 after 9,914 were announced Friday.

More than 26.8 million people have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot and over 6.1 million 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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