COVID-19: More than 9,500 new cases recorded, recoveries almost double

VOV.VN - As many as 9,531 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Vietnam during the past 24 hours, while 16,733 patients have been discharged from hospital across the country, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its coronavirus update on November 20.

Of the newly-detected infections in 60 cities and provinces, 4,776 cases were diagnosed in the community through random testing or test screening. Except for 13 imported cases, the remainder were documented in quarantine or lockdown areas.

Still, Ho Chi Minh City recorded the highest number of new infections at 1,046, followed by Binh Duong 669, Dong Nai 620, and Dong Thap 515.

Other southern localities registering between 200 and 500 cases each include Tay Ninh, Binh Thuan, Soc Trang, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, An Giang, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Binh Phuoc, Kien Giang, Tien Giang and Can Tho.

Hanoi capital remains the largest coronavirus hotspot in the north with 234 new cases, followed by Bac Ninh 98, Ha Giang 84, Nam Dinh 68 Vinh Phuc 53 and Thai Binh 51.

As of 06pm on November 20 Vietnam has documented 1,084,625 COVID-19 cases since the start of the first outbreak in January 2020, ranking 37th out of 223 countries and territories worldwide.

Of the total, 900,337 patients have been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery from the disease.

As many as 23,685 patients have died of the virus, including 107 new cases announced on November 24, making up 2.2% of the total number of infections. 

More than 106.5 million vaccine doses have been administered nationwide, with 40 million people getting their second shot.

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