Health ministry confirms 3,221 new COVID-19 cases
18:56 | 16/10/2021

VGP – The Ministry of Health confirmed 3,221 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, raising the national patient tally to 860,860.

The daily number of COVID-19 cases from October 1-16

The latest patients consist of 10 imported cases and 3,211 domestic infections in 48 cities and provinces, namely Ho Chi Minh City (790), Dong Nai (397), Binh Duong (385), Soc Trang (142), An Giang (130), Tien Giang (121), Binh Thuan (116), Tay Ninh (101), Dong Thap (97), Kien Giang (93), Ca Mau (93), Dak Lak (84), Quang Nam (71), Long An (70), Can Tho (42), Khanh Hoa (42), Tra Vinh (41), Thanh Hoa (39), Hau Giang (38), Gia Lai (34), Ha Giang (34), Bac Lieu (31), Kon Tum (30), Quang Ngai (29), Nghe An (25), Ha Noi (23), Vinh Long (15), Lam Dong (11), Ba Ria-Vung Tau (11), Dak Nong (10), Ha Nam (10), Quang Tri (9), Ninh Thuan (8 ), Binh Dinh (8 ), Thua Thien-Hue (5), Nam Dinh (5), Ba Ninh (4), Son La (4), Ben Tre (4), Quang Binh (2), Hai Duong (1), Hung Yen (1), Phu Tho (1), Thai Nguyen (1), Phu Yen (1), Dien Bien (1), and Ha Tinh (1).

The same day, the ministry reported 1,581 new recoveries, bringing the total number of recovered cases to 790,504, accounting for nearly 90 percent of the national caseload.

The ministry also announced further 88 fatalities in Ho Chi Minh City (58), Binh Duong (11), Tien Giang (3), Long An (3), Tay Ninh (3), An Giang (2), Can Tho (2), Binh Thuan (1), Dak Nong (1), Dong Nai (1), Gia Lai (1), Kien Giang (1), and Soc Trang (1), taking the death toll to 21,131, representing 2.4 percent of the total infections.

The nation has administered 60,518,594 COVID-19 vaccine doses, up 1,353,809 doses from Friday./.

By Thuy Dung

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