Vietnam records 7,954 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   November 8, 2021 | 04:18 am PT
Vietnam records 7,954 new local Covid cases
A medic checks the body temperature of a student at Tay Dang Middle School in Hanoi's Ba Vi District, Nov. 8, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Health authorities confirmed 7,954 new local Covid-19 cases Monday, up 323 cases from previous day, pushing the ongoing wave's tally to 970,798.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 1,316 cases, Dong Nai with 969 cases and Binh Duong with 823 cases.

Of the day's tally, 2,237 cases were detected in the community.

The Health Ministry also confirmed 1,073 recoveries the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 841,475.

The Covid-19 death toll in Vietnam rose to 22,598 with the confirmation of 67 deaths Monday.

The average number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 6,988 a day while the national death rate has been 67 a day on average.

Over 61.4 million people have been vaccinated, with more than 29.3 million receiving two doses.

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