Vietnam has 4,806 new COVID-19 cases to report on October 8

Vietnam recorded 4,806 new cases of COVID-19, along with a further 114 related deaths, on October 8, according to the Ministry of Health.

COVID-19 testing in Cao Bang province (Source: VNA)
COVID-19 testing in Cao Bang province (Source: VNA)

Among these new cases, 11 were imported and 4,795 were local transmissions. Of these, 2,451 were detected in the community.

Ho Chi Minh City recorded the highest number of infections with 2,215, an increase of 485 cases compared to the previous day. It was followed by neighbouring Binh Duong province with 828 and Dong Nai province with 612.

The other cases were detected in An Giang (182), Tay Ninh (92), Kien Giang (89), Tien Giang (74), Long An (66), Ninh Thuan (64), Khanh Hoa (55), Dong Thap (51). The capital city of Hanoi reported five infections.

The 114 related deaths were in Ho Chi Minh City (78), Bình Duong (17), An Giang (7), Dong Nai (3), Long An (3), Dong Thap (1), Ninh Thuan (1), Kien Giang (1), Bac Lieu (1), Tay Ninh (1), and Can Tho (1). This brings the country’s death toll to 20,337, or 2.4 percent of all cases.

The national tally now stands at 831,643, including 827,033 cases recorded in the fourth wave of infection that has swept the country since late April.

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 5,361 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 741 requiring invasive ventilation and 22 on life support (ECMO).

A further 994 patients were given the all-clear on the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 759,482.

Ten provinces and cities have not detected any new infections in the last 14 days. They are Bac Kan, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Hoa Binh, Ha Giang, Thai Nguyen, Dien Bien, Hai Phong, Thai Binh and Lao Cai.

Almost 1.5 million vaccine doses were administered in Vietnam on October 8. The country has injected 50.6 million doses of vaccine to date, with more than 13.6 million people now fully inoculated.