4,411 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Vietnam


An elderly woman receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Hai Bà Trưng District, Hanoi on Wednesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết

HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): A total of 4,411 new Covid-19 infections and 54 deaths were recorded in Vietnam on Wednesday (Oct 27).

Among the new cases, seven were imported and the rest were local transmissions. There were 2,052 new infections found in the community.

HCM City recorded the highest number of daily infections with 1,140, followed by Bình Dương (521) and Đồng Nai (499).

Hanoi reported 26 new cases on Wednesday.

Vietnam’s total caseload now stands at 900,585, of which 895,793 are the result of the fourth wave of infections that began in late April.

The 54 Covid-related deaths were announced in HCM City (32), Bình Dương (8), Long An (4), Bạc Liêu (3), Đồng Nai (2), Tây Ninh (1), Thanh Hóa (1), Kiên Giang (1), An Giang (1) and Sóc Trăng (1).

The total death toll is now 21,856, or 2.5 per cent of all cases in the country.

Some 2,718 patients nationwide are in a serious condition, according to the Ministry of Health’s report, with 443 requiring invasive ventilation and 20 on life support (ECMO).

A further 2,024 patients were given the all-clear on Wednesday, taking the total number of recoveries to 812,314.

Around 75.9 million Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Vietnam to date, and 22.2 million people are now fully inoculated.

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