COVID-19: New cases on October 19 drop from previous day hinh anh 1At a vaccination site in Viet Tri city (Photo" VNA) 

Hanoi, (VNA) – Vietnam recorded 3,034 cases of COVID-19 on October 19, a drop of 132 cases compared to the previous day, according to the Ministry of Health. 

Among these new cases, 7 were imported.

HCM City still recorded the highest number of infections with 907, followed by neighbouring Binh Duong province with 500 and Dong Nai province with 371.

The national tally now stands at 870,255.

According to the Ministry of Health’s report, 3,522 patients nationwide are in serious conditions, with 509 requiring invasive ventilation and 21 on life support (ECMO).

On the day, the country saw 75 deaths from the disease. The death toll now hits 21,344.

A further 1,866 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 794,846.
By October 18, the country had injected over 64.99 million doses of vaccines to date, with more than 18.49 million people now fully inoculated./.