COVID-19: 3,221 cases added to national count

Vietnam on October 16 reported 3,221 new infections of COVID-19, including 10 imported cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

Workers in Hai Phong are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Workers in Hai Phong are vaccinated against COVID-19.

The figure is 578 cases lower than the previous day.

Ho Chi Minh City detected the highest number of infections with 790, followed by Dong Nai province with 397 and Binh Duong province with 385.

The national tally now stands at 860,860, including 856,197 cases recorded since the outset of the fourth coronavirus wave in late April

The Ministry of Health also reported that 3,528 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 471 requiring invasive ventilation and 19 on life support (ECMO).

On the same day, the country saw 88 deaths from the disease. The death toll now hits 21,131.

A further 1,581 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total recoveries to 790,504

By October 15, the country had injected nearly 60.52 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, with more than 17.62 million people now fully vaccinated.