Residents of Quoc Tu Giam Ward in Hanoi are vaccinated against COVID-19. (Photo: Duy Linh)
NDO/VNA - Vietnam recorded 13,321 new COVID-19 infections, including 15 imported cases, in the last 24 hours to 5pm on September 10, raising the national tally to 589,417, the Ministry of Health announced.
Ho Chi Minh City, which is the country's largest pandemic hotspot, reported the highest number of infections with 7,539 cases.
It was followed by neighbouring Binh Duong province (3,563), Dong Nai (823), Long An (321), Tay Ninh (248), Tien Giang (156), and Kien Giang (86). The capital city of Hanoi logged 29 cases.
A total of 8,680 cases were detected in the communities outside of lockdown areas or concentrated quarantine areas.
An additional 254 deaths were reported on the day. The new fatalities brought the country's death toll since COVID-19 broke out in Vietnam in early 2020 to 14,745.
Since the fourth outbreak began on April 27, the country confirmed 585,051 infections, of them 348,147 patients were given the all-clear.
Ten localities nationwide have gone through two weeks without new infections, including Bac Kan, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Hoa Binh, Yen Bai, Thai Nguyen, Ha Giang, Dien Bien, Vinh Phuc, and Hai Phong.
More than 25.92 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far, with nearly 21.46 million people receiving the first shot and over 4.46 million others fully getting two jabs.
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