Vietnam records 5,224 new Covid cases

By Le Nga   October 30, 2021 | 03:58 am PT
Vietnam records 5,224 new Covid cases
A woman fills in a form to be tested for the novel coronavirus at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, October 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The Ministry of Health confirmed 5,224 new local Covid-19 cases in 50 cities and provinces Saturday, up 335 against Friday.

Ho Chi Minh City accounts for the most cases, 1,042, followed by its neighbors Dong Nai with 679 and Binh Duong with 665 each.

So far in the fourth wave that emerged in April, 910,783 cases have been confirmed.

Health authorities also confirmed 64 Covid-19 deaths Saturday, including 30 in HCMC, raising the nation's death toll since the start of the pandemic to 22,030, a mortality rate of 2.4 percent.

Also on Saturday, 2,204 have recovered, pushing the number of recoveries since the pandemic started to 818,336.

Until now, 23.9 million have been fully vaccinated with two doses and 56.6 million have been vaccinated at least once.

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