Vietnam records 14,819 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   December 10, 2021 | 04:16 am PT
Vietnam records 14,819 new Covid cases
Covid-19 patients at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi, December 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The Health Ministry confirmed 14,819 new local Covid-19 cases Friday, down 481 cases from the previous day, pushing the ongoing wave's tally to 1,376,017.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 1,226 cases, Soc Trang with 894 cases, and Tay Ninh with 893 cases.

Of the day's tally, 8,843 cases were detected in the community.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 1,362 recoveries the same day, bringing the total number of recovered cases so far to 1,052,341.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 27,402 with the confirmation of 216 deaths Friday.

The average number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 14,487 a day while the national death rate has been 221 a day on average.

Over 74.6 million people have been vaccinated, with more than 56.4 million receiving two doses.

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