18.10.2021, 11:02

Vietnam logs 3,175 new Covid-19 local cases as over 61.9 million have been vaccinated

On Sunday, Vietnam’s health officials reported 3,175 new Covid-19 local cases, bringing the total number of patients in the fourth wave to 859,373.

The business hub of HCMC led the daily tally with 1,059 instances, followed by Binh Duong (537), and Dong Nai (536). (517).

Infections were found in 48 locations around the country after more than 107,000 tests were completed in the last 24 hours.

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There were 63 deaths reported, with 38 in Ho Chi Minh City, 13 in Binh Duong, two in Dong Nai, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, and Dak Lak, and one each in Quang Ngai, Bac Lieu, Binh Thuan, and Dak Nong.

So far, 21,194 people have died as a result of coronavirus infections, accounting for around 2.4 percent of all illnesses.

The number of Covid-19 patients who have been declared recovered has risen to 1,340, bringing the number of recoveries to 791,844. Of more than 51,000 patients under treatment, 3,413 are severe cases, health ministry reported.

More than 61.9 million people have been vaccinated, with 17.8 million receiving two doses.

Vietnam has issued a rule on evaluating the pandemic level in each locality, which includes two criteria: the proportion of persons aged 18 and up who are vaccinated, and the number of new cases per 100,000 people in a week.

The government categorizes infected locations as red, orange, yellow, or green, with red, orange, yellow, and green indicating “very high danger,” “high risk,” “medium risk,” and “low risk,” respectively. Local governments can decide to reduce limitations based on the level of risk they face.

In the north, Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Cao Bang, Lao Cai, Nam Dinh, and Quang Ninh, as well as Binh Thuan in the central region, have been designated as ‘low risk’ places, while Vinh Phuc, Hung Yen, Da Nang, Long An, and Binh Phuoc have been designated as ‘medium risk’ locations.

HCMC has been designated as a ‘high risk’ location.

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