Health ministry confirms more than 9,700 COVID-19 cases
18:50 | 25/09/2021
VGP – The Ministry of Health confirmed 9,706 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the national patient tally to 746,678.

The daily number of COVID-19 cases from September 15-25

The latest patients consist of 24 imported cases and 9,682 domestic infections in 34 cities and provinces Ho Chi Minh City (4,046), Binh Duong (3,629), Dong Nai (996), Long An (193), Binh Phuoc (147), An Giang (117), Kiên Giang (91), Tien Giang (81), Ha Nam (66), Can Tho (48), Soc Trang (42), Tay Ninh (41), Binh Dinh (39), Khanh Hoa (25), Ben Tre (13), Ninh Thuan (13), Da Nang (11), Phu Yen (10), Dak Lak (9), Binh Thuan (9), Quang Binh (8 ), Quang Tri (7), Dong Thap (6), Dak Nong (6), Ba Ria – Vung Tau (4), Nghe An (4), Bac Lieu (4), Ca Mau (4), Ha Noi (4), Vinh Long (3), Quang Ngai (2), Thanh Hoa (2), Tra Vinh (1), and Thua Thien-Hue (1). 

The national caseload includes 742,174 locally transmitted cases recorded in 62 out of 63 cities and provinces nationwide.

Sixteen out of the pandemic-hit 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 , Phu Tho, Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Bac Giang, Thai Binh, and Lang Son.

Ho Chi Minh City remains the epicenter of the current COVID-19 wave with 366,539 cases, followed by Binh Duong (196,864), Dong Nai (44,921), Long An (31,618), and Tien Giang (13,724).

The same day, the ministry reported 10,590 recoveries, taking the total number of recovered cases to 516,449. Among the current positive cases, 4,461 are in critical conditions.

The COVID-19 death toll rose to 18,400, including 180 new fatalities announced on Saturday.

Viet Nam has received nearly 53 million doses so far through the COVAX facility, foreign government aid, and contract. Of the total, 37,583,248 have been administered with 7,555,545 fully vaccinated people.

By Thuy Dung



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