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Vietnam records another 16,052 local Covid cases

By Le Nga   November 27, 2021 | 04:06 am PT
Vietnam records another 16,052 local Covid cases
Medical staff take care of Covid patients at a field hospital in Tan Binh District, HCMC, November 25 2021. Photo courtesy of the hospital
The Health Ministry confirmed 16,052 domestic cases of Covid-19 Saturday, including over 3,000 cases that had been detected earlier but yet to be added to the national database.

The Department of Health in the southern province of Tay Ninh registered 3,004 Covid patients whose samples had been taken for testing in the previous days to the national database, making it the locality with the highest infection tally on Saturday, 3,676 cases.

The province is followed by its neighbor Ho Chi Minh City with 1,773 cases.

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho had the third highest number of infections of the day with 954, followed by industrial hub Binh Duong with 716.

Vietnam recorded 148 deaths on Saturday, pushing the Covid-19 death toll in the country to 24,692 or 2.1 percent of infections.

1,668 Covid patients were declared free of coronavirus the same day, bringing the number of recovered cases so far to 956,924.

As of Saturday, 48.4 million of Vietnam's 96 million population have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

In the fourth wave which hit Vietnam almost seven months ago, more than 1.19 million people have been infected.

 
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