Vietnam records 8,668 new Covid-19 cases

By Le Nga   September 20, 2021 | 04:23 am PT
Vietnam records 8,668 new Covid-19 cases
An elderly man gets a Covid-19 vaccine shot in Hanoi's Ba Dinh District, September 10, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
Vietnam reported 8,668 new local Covid-19 infections on Monday, down 1,357 from Sunday, marking the smallest daily rise in cases over the past month.

The three localities with the highest number of new cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 5,171 cases, Binh Duong with 1,410 cases and Dong Nai with 869 cases.

Of the day's tally, 6,154 cases were detected in the community.

The new cases pushed up the domestic tally in the current wave to 691,286.

The health ministry also confirmed 6,821 discharges the same day, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 464,326.

215 deaths were announced Monday, raising the death toll to 17,305, or 2.5 percent of infections.

The average number of new cases in the country for the past seven days has been 10,160 a day while the national death rate over the past week has been 234 a day on average.

Over 34.55 million people have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot, in which 6.64 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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