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COVID-19: New cases on November 13 top 8,497

Vietnam recorded 8,497 cases of COVID-19 in 55 localities during 24 hours from 4pm November 10 to 4pm November 13, including 16 imported cases, according to the Ministry of Health.

Ho Chi Minh City continued to record the highest number of infections with 1,240, followed by the neighbouring province of Dong Nai with 743 and Binh Duong with 631.

The national tally reached 1,018,376.

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 3,824 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 319 requiring invasive ventilation and 15 on life support (ECMO).

On the day, the country saw 88 deaths from the disease. The death toll now hits 23,018.

A further 1,843 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 858,054.

By November 12, the country had injected over 97.83 million doses of vaccines to date, with more than 33.75 million people now fully inoculated./.