Vietnam reports 3,221 new local COVID-19 cases over 24 hours

VOV.VN - The Ministry of Health confirmed the detection of 3,221 new COVID-19 cases on October 16 across 48 localities throughout the nation, thereby bringing the fourth wave’s overall tally to 856,197.

Ho Chi Minh City continued to lead the daily tally with 790 cases, followed by Dong Nai with 397 and Binh Duong with 385.

Hanoi capital reported 23 fresh COVID-19 cases, with most of them relating to the new cluster found at the Viet Duc Friendship Hospital found last month.

The number of infections also dropped by 578 cases compared to the figure from the previous day.

The nationwide tally since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 860,860. Furthermore, Ho Chi Minh City also recorded the majority of the 58 deaths recorded on the same day, thereby taking the national pandemic death toll to 21,131

With 1,581 patients discharged on October 16, the total recoveries also rose to 790,504.

Over 60.5 million people have now been vaccinated, with over 17.6 million people receiving two doses.

At present, Hanoi has stopped examining people and vehicles entering or exiting the capital when passing through pandemic checkpoints, according to the municipal steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control.

The past two weeks has seen the capital record just four COVID-19 cases in a population of 8,367,300. In addition, up to 98% of local residents aged 18 and above have now been given at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Due to this, the pandemic risk in Hanoi is now being assessed as low, which means Hanoi is a “green zone” and in the “new normal” status, according to the Hanoi Centre for Disease Control.