Cases continue to rise as Vietnam records nearly 14,000 Covid-19 infections on Saturday

HANOI, Dec 4 (Xinhua): Vietnam reported 13,998 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, including 13,993 locally transmitted and five imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

Most of the community cases were reported in southern localities, including 1,636 in Ho Chi Minh City, 998 in Can Tho province, and 787 in Tay Ninh province.

The infections brought the country's total tally to 1,294,778, with 26,061 deaths, said the ministry. Nationwide, 1,007,566 Covid-19 patients have recovered, up 1,107 from Friday.

Around 127 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, including some 54 million second shots, have been administered, according to the ministry.

For the record, a total 991,961 doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered on Friday, bringing Việt Nam's total shots given to 126,846,771, with 73,155,299 being first doses and 53,691,472 second doses.

Vietnam has by far gone through four coronavirus waves of increasing scale, complication and infectivity.

As of Saturday, the country has registered nearly 1.3 million locally transmitted Covid-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April, the ministry said.

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