Daily COVID-19 infections soar by 665 to surpass 13,000

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health reported the detection of a further 13,109 new COVID-19 cases across 60 provinces and cities nationwide on November 26, marking an increase of 665 from the previous day.

Ho Chi Minh City continues to record the highest number of daily infections with 1,809, trailed by Can Tho with 897, and Binh Duong with 707. Elsewhere, Hanoi confirmed an additional 253 new cases, with the majority being detected among the local community. 

Over 116 million vaccine doses have now been administered across the country as of November 25. Indeed, over 47 million people are now fully inoculated, whilst almost 69 million people have received one dose of the vaccine.

Following the latest infections, the total caseload currently stands at 1,187,337, of which 1,176,148 have been detected during the fourth wave of infections that initially hit the nation in April.

The Ministry also confirmed 137 COVID-19 fatalities over the past 24 hours, thereby raising the overall death toll since the beginning of the pandemic to more than 24,544

The nation therefore ranks 34th out of 234 countries and territories in terms of infections, with the country being placed at 134th for cases per one million people.

Furthermore, a total of 12,368 patients were also released from hospital on the same day to raise the total recoveries to 955,256.

Moreover, the Ministry of Health has urged all cities and provinces nationwide to accelerate COVID-19 vaccinations in order to cover all citizens aged 18 and above with at least one vaccine shot, whilst also striving to boost the pace of the rollout of the second doses.