Daily COVID-19 count falls below 9,000-mark
19:00 | 20/09/2021
VGP – Viet Nam’s daily tally fell below 9,000-mark on Monday as 8,681 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the national patient tally to 695,744.

The number of daily new COVID-19 cases from August 19 to September 20

The latest patients comprise 13 imported cases and 8,668 domestic infections in 38 localities, namely Ho Chi Minh City (5,171), Binh Duong (1,410), Dong Nai (869), Long An (268), Tien Giang (211), Kien Giang (175), Dak Lak (113), An Giang (100), Can Tho (48), Quang Binh (35), Tay Ninh (32), Binh Thuan (28), Dak Nong (27), Binh Dinh (23), Khanh Hoa (19), Dong Thap (19), Quang Ngai (16), Phu Yen (15), Hau Giang (10), Ca Mau (10), Ha Noi (9), Ninh Thuan (9), Bac Lieu (8 ), Ba Ria – Vung Tau (7), Binh Phuoc (5), Thua Thien-Hue (5), Soc Trang (5), Vinh Long (4), Ha Nam (3), Da Nang (3), Quang Nam (3), Thanh Hoa (2), Tra Vinh (1), Lam Dong (1), Ben Tre (1), Quang Tri (1), Gia Lai (1), and Bac Ninh (1).

The national tally includes 691,285 locally transmitted cases recorded in 62 cities and provinces since April 27 when the fourth COVID-19 wave began in Viet Nam.

Fourteen out of the above localities have gone 14 days without a single infection: Bac Kan, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, Vinh Phuc, Hai Phong, Hai Duong, Phu Tho, Ninh Binh, and Nam Dinh.

Ho Chi Minh is the biggest COVID-19 hotspot with (341,699) over the period, followed by Binh Duong (179,705), Dong Nai (40,842), Long An (30,596), and Tien Giang (13,270).

The same day, the ministry reported 6,821 new recoveries, taking the total number of recovered cases to 464,326. Among the current positive cases, 5,521 are in critical conditions.

The death toll rose to 17,305 including further 215 fatalities announced on Monday in Ho Chi Minh City (163), Binh Duong (36), Binh Thuan (3), Long An (3), Kien Giang (3), Da Nang (2), Ba Ria-Vung Tau (2), Bac Lieu (1), An Giang (1), and Nghe An (1).

Regarding vaccination progress, Viet Nam has administered 34,553,590 COVID-19 vaccine doses, with 6,640,061 people having been fully vaccinated./.

By Huong Giang


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