Vietnam records 4,512 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   October 9, 2021 | 03:50 am PT
Vietnam records 4,512 new local Covid cases
A woman carrying her baby on a train carrying migrant workers in HCMC home in central Vietnam, October 8, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Dinh Van
The Health Ministry confirmed 4,512 new Covid-19 cases in 40 localities Saturday, taking the total number of infections in the current wave to 831,524.

The epicenter HCMC recorded 1,662 cases, while its neighbors Binh Duong recorded 820 cases and Dong Nai 575 cases.

105 deaths were added to the national database on Saturday: 74 in Ho Chi Minh City, 18 in Binh Duong, five in An Giang, three in Dong Nai, two in Tay Ninh and one in Hanoi.

The total number of coronavirus deaths so far is 20,442, taking up around 2.4 percent of all infections.

1,319 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 760,801.

Vietnam has vaccinated over 37.7 million with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over 14.2 million people have been fully vaccinated.

With coronavirus cases dropping in many localities including HCMC, the Ministry of Transport has decided to restart daily flights on 19 routes including the one between Hanoi and HCMC from Sunday.

Arrivals from HCMC to Hanoi will have to stay in centralized quarantine for a week.

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