Vietnam records 11,172 new COVID-19 infections on September 13

Vietnam reported 11,172 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections to 624,547, according to the Ministry of Health.

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)
Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

There were also a further 298 fatalities announced on the day and an additional 83 added to the total from previous days.
Among the new cases, there were four imported and 11,168 local. Compared to the previous day, the number of cases has decreased nationally by 301.

Ho Chi Minh City still topped the list with 5,446 new infections, followed by neighbouring Binh Duong province with 3,651, Dong Nai (768), Long An (327), Tien Giang (161) and Tay Ninh (142). The capital city of Hanoi logged 41 cases.

A further 11,200 recoveries were reported on September 13, taking the total number of patients given the all-clear to 385,778.

There are currently 6,035 people being treated in intensive care units.

By noon on September 13, more than 4.6 million people in Hanoi have been given the first vaccine shot, with 611,800 receiving both shots. A total of 29,280,307 people have been vaccinated nationwide at least once.