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COVID-19: 7,504 new cases added to national tally

Vietnam recorded 7,504 new coronavirus infections, including 17 imported cases, in 60 cities and provinces across the country on November 5, an increase of 911 cases compared to the previous day.

Southern Dong Nai province reported the highest number of infections with 953, followed by the neighbouring province of Binh Duong with 917 and Ho Chi Minh City with 912.

The national tally now stands at 953,547.

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 3,093 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 292 requiring invasive ventilation and 16 on life support (ECMO).

On the day, the country saw 70 deaths from the disease. The death toll now hits 22,412.

A further 1,941 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 837,347.

By November 4, the country had injected nearly 86.32 million doses of vaccines to date, with more than 26.96 million people now fully inoculated./.