Vietnam records 8,129 new local Covid-19 patients

By Le Nga   November 9, 2021 | 04:18 am PT
Vietnam records 8,129 new local Covid-19 patients
People are tested for the new coronavirus in the central Nghe An Province, October 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Van Dong
Vietnam reported 8,129 new domestic cases of Covid-19 in 55 cities and provinces on Tuesday, up 175 against Monday.

Ho Chi Minh City continued to register the highest daily infections, 1,276, followed by its two neighboring provinces of Dong Nai, with 923 cases, and Binh Duong with 619.

A further 88 Covid casualties were reported, including 38 in HCMC and 11 in Binh Duong, raising the national Covid-19 death toll to 22,686, accounting for 2.4 percent of the total cases.

With the additional patients confirmed Tuesday, Vietnam's tally of the fourth wave that hit the nation in late April has climbed to 979,840. Of them, 839,983 have recovered and 22,851 have lost their lives.

Of more than 118,000 patients under treatment, 3,350 are severe cases.

So far, 30.3 million of the country's 96-million population have been fully vaccinated with two doses.

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