Vietnam reports 13,063 new Covid-19 cases and total now stands at 1,197,404 ion Saturday (Nov 27)


A student gets a Covid-19 vaccine in Nghe An Province on Saturday (Nov 27). The provincial Department of Education and Training in coordination with the Department of Health organised vaccination for high school students from Friday to Saturday. - Vietnam News/ANN.

HANOI, Nov. 27 (Vietnam News/ANN): Vietnam reported 13,063 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, including 13,048 locally transmitted and 15 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

Most of the community cases were detected in southern localities, including 1,773 in Ho Chi Minh City, 954 in Can Tho province, and 716 in Binh Duong province.

On Saturday, southern Tay Ninh province also registered 3,004 more infections detected in the previous days.

The infections brought the country's total tally to 1,197,404, with 24,692 deaths, said the ministry. Nationwide, as many as 956,924 Covid-19 patients have so far recovered, up 1,668 from Friday.

Some 117.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, including around 48.4 million second doses, have been administered, according to the ministry.

As of Saturday, the country has registered over 1,192,000 locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April, the ministry said.

The Ministry of Health also reported on Saturday that 1,668 more patients had now fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of people given the all-clear to 956,924.

There are currently 5,383 patients in a serious condition in hospital; 10 are on life support (ECMO).

Vietnam has so far administered more than 117.6 million doses of vaccines. More than 48.3 million citizens are now fully inoculated. - Vietnam News/ANN

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