Vietnam records additional 3,797 COVID-19 cases on October 15 hinh anh 1A total of 3,797 new COVID-19 cases and 93 more deaths were reported in Vietnam on October 15. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - A total of 3,797 new COVID-19 cases and 93 more deaths were reported in Vietnam on October 15, the Ministry of Health announced. 

The nationwide tally since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 857,639. The total number of deaths is 21,043.

Among the new cases, eight were imported and the rest were local transmissions. Of the new infections, 1,475 were detected in the community.

The number of infections increased by 701 cases compared to the figure on the previous day.

Ho Chi Minh City still has the highest infection rate with 1,131 cases, followed by the neighbouring provinces of Dong Nai (586), and Binh Duong (533). The capital city of Hanoi reported one new case.

Other provinces and cities that recorded COVID cases are Soc Trang (414), An Giang (170), Ca Mau (168), Kien Giang (82), Dong Thap (78), Tien Giang (70), Tay Ninh (64), Long An (47), Can Tho (43), Bac Lieu (40), Hau Giang (34), Gia Lai (30), Khanh Hoa (28), Thanh Hoa (27), Nghe An (25), Thua Thien Hue (22), Tra Vinh (18), Vinh Long (15), Ha Nam (15), Quang Tri (13), Ba Ria - Vung Tau (12), Quang Binh (12), Ben Tre (12), Quang Nam (11), Binh Phuoc (11), Ninh Thuan (9), Son La (9), Binh Dinh (9), Lam Dong (8 ), Dak Nong (8 ), Quang Ngai (7), Phu Tho (5), Kon Tum (4), Ha Tinh (4), Lai Chau (2), Yen Bai (2), Hung Yen (2), Thai Binh (2), Phu Yen (2), Hai Duong (1), Bac Giang (1), Lang Son (1), and Lao Cai (1).

It was also announced the same day that 918 patients have fully recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 788,923.

Of the 3,847 COVID-19 patients being treated in hospitals at the moment, 21 are on life support (ECMO). 

More than 59 million doses of vaccines have been administered so far in Vietnam. Nearly 17.2 million people have fully received two jabs./.