Vietnam recorded 10,482 local Covid-19 cases on Thursday, down 101 from the previous day.
239 deaths were recorded to the national database on Thursday, while HCMC saw a huge drop in fatalities with 160 deaths reported, the city’s lowest in 40 days.
Vietnam records 10,482 local Covid cases on Thursday, Ho Chi Minh City led the number of new cases with 5,735 cases, followed by Binh Duong with 2,998 cases and Dong Nai with 567 cases, .
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The results came as 206,892 tests had been conducted on 884,347 samples in the past 24 hours, with several samples grouped together for one test, Health Ministry reported.
On Thursday, 239 deaths were recorded in the country, including 160 in HCMC, 46 in Binh Duong, 10 in Long An, nine in Tien Giang, three each in Nghe An and Kien Giang, two each in Tay Ninh and Ben Tre, and one each in Thanh Hoa, Khanh Hoa, Ca Mau and Hanoi.
The country thus saw 16,425 deaths related to COVID-19, making up 2.5 per cent of total patients. The world’s fatality rate is 2.1 per cent of total patients.
As many as 10,901 patients were given the all-clear on Thursday, meaning 423,551 people have recovered from the disease so far.
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Vietnam’s coronavirus tally in the new wave has risen to 651,727, while the number of infections since the pandemic broke out stands at 656,129, ranking 47th of 222 countries and territories.
The country has vaccinated over 32.2 million people with at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot. Over 5.9 million have been fully vaccinated, according to Health Ministry.