VOV.VN - An additional 3,461 people were detected to be positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus on October 13 across 45 localities nationwide, thereby pushing up the national tally since the start of the pandemic in the nation in early 2020 to 849,691, according to the Ministry of Health.
Ho Chi Minh City recorded the highest number of infections with 1,162, followed by Binh Duong province with 501, and Dong Nai province with 486.
Over the 24 hours prior to 6 p.m. on October 13, Hanoi reported a total of 29 more COVID-19 cases, all of which were detected in quarantined sites and are related to the new cluster found at the Viet Duc Friendship Hospital.
Since the start of the fourth outbreak of COVID-19 that initially began on April 27, the capital has logged more than 4,000 infections, including 1,603 cases found within the community.
The Health Ministry also confirmed a total of 1,191 recoveries on the same day, thereby bringing the total number of recovered cases up to 787,286.
The nation’s COVID-19 death toll also rose to 20,896 following the confirmation of 106 deaths on October 13.
The average number of new cases in the country over the past seven days has been at 3,851 a day, while the national death country has been an average of 109 a day.
As of October 11 the nation has injected over 56.33 million doses of vaccines, with more than 16.49 million people now being fully inoculated.
The same day saw Chu Ngoc Anh, chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee, sign Official Dispatch No. 21 regarding the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures in the capital as Hanoi moves into the new situation.
This move will see restaurants and food and beverage service establishments, except for alcohol, beer, and draft beer establishments, permitted to resume operations and serve customers on the premises. However, businesses may run at no more than 50% of capacity and must ensure a safe distance or use partitions.
This dispatch is set to take effect from 6:00 on October 14.