Vietnam records another 12,017 local Covid cases

By Le Nga   September 12, 2021 | 07:47 pm GMT+7
The Health Ministry confirmed another 12,017 local Covid-19 patients in 33 localities on Sunday, taking the national tally in the current outbreak to 608,997.

Three localities with the highest numbers of cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 6,158 cases, Binh Duong with 3,199 cases and Dong Nai with 974 cases.

Of the day's tally, 6,650 cases were detected in the community with unclear sources of transmission while the rest had been contained in quarantine and lockdown areas. Southern Tien Giang registered to the national database an additional of 548 cases whose samples had previously been tested.

A medic guides a man in HCMCs Binh Thanh District to use a test kit on himself, August 23, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

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

The health ministry also confirmed 261 new Covid fatalities, including 200 in Ho Chi Minh City, and 39 in Binh Duong.

Other deaths in the day were five in Long An, six in Dong Nai, three in Binh Thuan, two each in Dong Thap and Tien Giang, and one each in Tra Vinh, Can Tho, Khanh Hoa, and Da Nang.

The coronavirus death toll in Vietnam so far is 15,279, accounting for around 2.5 percent of all cases in the country.

11,116 Covid-19 patients were announced recovered, bringing the total tally of recovered cases so far to 374,578.

Over 28.2 million people have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over 5 million people have been fully vaccinated.

"Medicine package for Covid-19 patients" campaign aims to support patients self-isolating at home. Each donation worth VND380,000 ($16.65) can help buy medicine for one patient. For more information regarding donation methods, kindly refer to this link.

 
 
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