Vietnam records 34,059 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   December 16, 2021 | 03:36 am PT
Vietnam records 34,059 new local Covid cases
A student receives a Covid-19 vaccine shot in HCMC's District 1, October 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Vietnam on Thursday added 34,059 local Covid-19 cases to the national database, bringing the infection tally in the fourth wave to 1,486,875 cases.

15,627 new local Covid-19 cases were recorded in 60 cities and provinces, while the southern Tay Ninh Province added 18,792 cases recorded from previous days to the national database, making it the place with the highest number of cases in the day, 19,724.

It was followed by Ca Mau with 1,339 cases and Ho Chi Minh City with 1,175 cases.

241 deaths were recorded on Thursday: 65 in HCMC, 26 in Dong Nai, 20 in An Giang, 19 in Tay Ninh, 15 in Tien Giang, 14 in Binh Duong, 12 in Can Tho, 10 each in Dong Thap and Kien Giang, nine in Soc Trang, seven in Binh Thuan, six in Vinh Long, five in Long An, four each in Tra Vinh and Bac Lieu, three each in Binh Dinh, Binh Phuoc and Ca Mau, two each in Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Hanoi, and one each in Quang Ngai and Khanh Hoa.

The total number of Covid-19 deaths so far is 28,616.

1,033 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered, bringing the number of recovered cases to 1,064,461.

Vietnam has vaccinated 75.2 million people with at least one vaccine shot. 59.4 million have received two shots, and 1.1 million have received three shots.

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