Vietnam logs fewest daily Covid-19 cases since July 15; only 2,949 infections registered on Tuesday (Oct 13)


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HANOI, Oct. 12 (Xinhua): Vietnam reported 2,949 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the lowest daily number since July 15, including 2,939 locally transmitted and 10 imported, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

Most of the community cases were detected in southern localities, including 1,018 in Ho Chi Minh City, 501 in Dong Nai province, and 447 in Binh Duong province.

The new infections brought the country's total tally to 846,230, with 20,763 deaths, the ministry said.

Nationwide, as many as 786,095 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered, up 1,347 from Monday, while over 55 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered, according to the ministry.

According to local media, starting from Wednesday, inter-provincial passenger road transport in Vietnam will be restored under a pilot scheme aiming to gradually meet travel demand and promote economic recovery.

As of Tuesday, Vietnam has registered a total of 841,592 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April, the ministry said.

Also as of Tuesday (Oct 12), 55,229,124 vaccine doses have been administered in Vietnam so far, with 16,141,038 people having received two full jabs. - Xinhua

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