COVID-19: additional 11,692 cases recorded on September 21

Tuesday, 2021-09-21 21:17:26
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A woman gets vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hanoi. (Photo: NDO/Dang Anh)
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NDO/VNA – An additional 11,692 COVID-19 infections, including 5 imported cases, in the past 24 hours to 5pm on September 21, the Ministry of Health announced.

Ho Chi Minh City, which is the country’s current largest pandemic hotspot, continued to report the highest number of infections with 6,521 cases. It was followed by neighbouring Binh Duong province (3,609), Dong Nai (590) and Long An (254).

The country has to date logged 707,436 COVID-19 cases.

A total of 11,017 patients were given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 on September 21, raising the total number of recoveries to 475,343.

The death toll rose to 17,545 after an additional 240 deaths were announced on the same day.

As of the end of September 20, over 35 million doses of vaccines were given to people so far, including more than 28.28 million first shots and 6.78 million second jabs.