COVID-19: Daily caseload hits 7,504, up nearly 1,000 cases

VOV.VN - Vietnam has recorded 7,504 new coronavirus infections in 60 cities and provinces across the country during the past 24 hours, an increase of nearly 1,000 cases compared to the previous day.

Official figures released by the Ministry of Health (MoH) at 06pm on November 5 also showed an additional 74 people have died and 1,941 more patients have recovered from the disease. 

Most of the newly-detected infections were registered in southern Vietnam, with Dong Nai reporting 953 cases, followed by Binh Duong 917, Ho Chi Minh City 912, Kien Giang 477, Bac Lieu 468, and An Giang 411.

The virus is recurring in many northern localities, with dozens of cases each documented in Ha Giang, Hanoi, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Phu Tho, Nam Dinh, Hung Yen, and Quang Ninh.  

The MoH’s coronavirus update shows the past 24 hours saw 138 cases diagnosed in Ha Giang and 91 in Hanoi capital. Meanwhile, Bac Giang and Bac Ninh, which were the largest coronavirus hotspots in summer recorded 43 and 46 new cases respectively.

As of 06pm on November 5 Vietnam has confirmed 953,547 COVID-19 cases since the start of the first outbreak in January 2020, ranking 40th out of 223 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the total, 837,347 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease.

Vietnam has also recorded 22,412 deaths, making up 2.4% of the total number of infections. 

About 86.3 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, with nearly 27 million people getting their second shot.