Vietnam records 13,993 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   December 4, 2021 | 04:11 am PT
Vietnam records 13,993 new Covid cases
Barriers are put up at an alley with Covid-19 patients in Phu Do Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, December 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The Health Ministry reported 13,993 new Covid-19 cases in 57 provinces and cities Saturday, pushing the ongoing wave's tally to nearly 1.29 million cases.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 1,636 cases, Can Tho with 998 and Tay Ninh with 787 cases.

Hanoi recorded 455 new cases on Saturday.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 26,061 with the confirmation of another 203 deaths.

Health authorities also confirmed 1,107 recoveries the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 1,007,566.

Almost 53.6 million people of the nation's 96-million population have been fully vaccinated.

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