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Vietnam records highest daily Covid case count since reopening

By Le Nga   November 30, 2021 | 04:09 am PT
Vietnam records highest daily Covid case count since reopening
A medical worker practices steps to take care of a Covid-19 patient isolated at home in Ba Dinh District of Hanoi, November 2021. Photo VnExpress/Dang Tu
The Health Ministry confirmed 13,966 domestic Covid-19 patients in 62 cities and provinces Tuesday, the highest daily tally since the country ended months of lockdown on Oct. 1.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded the most cases, 1,497, followed by Can Tho in the Mekong Delta with 981, and HCMC's neighbor Ba Ria-Vung Tau with 860.

In the past 24 hours, 197 Covid-19 patients have died. Among them, 76 were in HCMC, including 17 patients transferred to the city from other localities.

The additional fatalities raise Vietnam's Covid-19 death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to 25,252, or 2 percent of the total infections.

In the latest wave that hit the nation seven months ago, more than 1.23 million have been infected and 986,531 have recovered.

Nearly 51 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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