Vietnam records 5,367 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   October 3, 2021 | 04:39 am PT
Vietnam records 5,367 new local Covid cases
People from HCMC returning to the Mekong Delta's Tra Vinh Province on Oct. 2, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Hoai Phong
Health authorities confirmed 5,367 new local Covid-19 cases Sunday, down 110 cases from previous day, pushing the ongoing wave's tally to 803,994.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 2,461 cases, Binh Duong with 1,283 cases and Dong Nai with 821 cases.

Of the day's tally, 2,674 cases were detected in the community.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 28,859 recoveries the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 693,797.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 19,715 with the confirmation of 114 deaths Sunday.

The average number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 7,401 a day while the national death rate has been 105 a day on average.

Nationwide, over 44.63 million people have been given at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose.

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