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Vietnam records 3,617 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   October 11, 2021 | 04:23 am PT
Vietnam records 3,617 new local Covid cases
Passengers board a plane leaving Hanoi for HCMC, Oct. 10, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Health authorities confirmed 3,617 new local Covid-19 cases Monday, up 104 cases from previous day, pushing the ongoing wave's tally to 838,654.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 1,527 cases, Dong Nai with 499 cases and Binh Duong with 446 cases.

Of the day's tally, 1,726 cases were detected in the community.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 2,549 recoveries the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 784,748.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 20,679 with the confirmation of 115 deaths Monday.

The average number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 4,183 a day while the national death rate has been 117 a day on average.

Nationwide, over 38.7 million people have been given at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose.

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