Vietnam's daily Covid-19 tally lowest in three months

By Le Nga   October 12, 2021 | 04:19 am PT
Vietnam's daily Covid-19 tally lowest in three months
A medical worker helps a patient recovering from Covid-19 do physical exercises to improve her lung function at a hospital in HCMC, October 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thu Anh
The Ministry of Health recorded 2,939 local Covid-19 cases in 43 cities and provinces Tuesday, down 678 against Monday and the lowest in 90 days.

Three localities with the highest numbers of cases were Ho Chi Minh City with 1,018 cases, Dong Nai with 501 cases and Binh Duong with 447 cases.

The ministry also announced 93 Covid-19 deaths Tuesday, including 64 in HCMC and 13 in Binh Duong, bringing the nation's death toll since the pandemic started to 20,763, or 2.4 percent of the total infections, including 20,728 recorded in the fourth wave alone.

The wave that hit Vietnam in late April has so far been responsible for 841,592 cases, and 783,278 of them have recovered.

Over 55.2 million people have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot and more than 16 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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