Additional 4,899 fresh COVID-19 cases detected on October 29

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health announced the detection of a further 4,899 new COVID-19 infections on October 29 across 50 localities nationwide, an increase of 13 compared to the previous day.

Ho Chi Minh City and the neighbouring provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai account for the majority of cases, at 977, 697, and 389, respectively.

Over the last 24 hours to 6 p.m. on October 27, Hanoi reported a further 37 COVID-19 cases, all of which were detected in quarantined sites and are linked to previous clusters.

The same day also saw the Ministry confirm 56 COVID-19 fatalities, thereby raising the nation's death toll since the start of the pandemic to 21,966, a mortality rate of 2.4%.

Since the fourth wave of the pandemic emerged six months ago, 905,558 cases have been confirmed, whilst 813,315 people have recovered from the virus.

A further 2,169 patients were duly released from hospital on October 29 after making a full recovery from the disease to increase the total number of recoveries to 816,132.

As of October 29, the country had injected over 78.9 million vaccines doses, with more than 22.3 million people now being fully inoculated.

Elsewhere, southern localities have been urged to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination process over the next two to three weeks, while continuing to keep pandemic prevention measures in place.

The Health Ministry has therefore guided localities on how to deal with those cases, including quarantine, testing, health monitoring, and measures to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Despite COVID-19 outbreaks being brought in to control the pandemic throughout the nation, life in many areas has gradually returned to the new normal. Despite this, the number of domestic infections has shown signs of increasing in recent times.

Amid the current situation, the Health Ministry warned of the possible resurgence of the pandemic anytime and anywhere, particularly areas with low vaccine coverage and a large movement of people.