Vietnam records 9,682 new local Covid cases

By Le Nga   September 25, 2021 | 04:12 am PT
Vietnam records 9,682 new local Covid cases
A medic guides a man in HCMC's Binh Thanh District to use a test kit on himself, August 23, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam recorded 9,682 new local Covid-19 cases on Saturday, up 1,152 cases from the previous day, pushing the tally during the ongoing wave to 742,175.

Ho Chi Minh City led the day's tally with 4,046 new cases, followed by Binh Duong (3,629) and Dong Nai (996).

180 deaths were recorded on Saturday, including 123 in HCMC, 34 in its neighbor Binh Duong and seven in Dong Nai.

Other deaths were recorded in An Giang, Tien Giang and Tay Ninh (three each), Ben Tre and Da Nang ( two each), Binh Thuan, Kien Giang and Can Tho (one each).

The national death rate over the past week has been 220 a day on average. The coronavirus death toll in Vietnam so far is 18,400.

Also on Saturday, 10,590 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 516,449.

The country has vaccinated over 37 million people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over 7.5 million have been fully vaccinated.

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