|A secondary school student goes through a health screening before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Hà Đông District, Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết|
HÀ NỘI — A total of 881 new COVID-19 infections were announced in Việt Nam on Saturday, the lowest number since July 4 last year.
This is the second time that the national daily case count has fallen below 1,000 in the past seven days.
New infections were detected in Hà Nội (218), Yên Bái (72), Nghệ An (49), Vĩnh Phúc (45), Quảng Ninh (39), Phú Thọ (37), Lào Cai (35), Tuyên Quang (29), Đà Nẵng (26), Hải Phòng (26), Sơn La (26), Thái Nguyên (23), HCM City (22), Quảng Bình (22), Hải Dương (21), Thái Bình (20), Quảng Trị (16), Hà Nam (15), Bình Thuận (14), Lâm Đồng (14), Ninh Bình (13), Lạng Sơn (10), Bắc Kạn (10), Hà Giang (10), Hòa Bình (9), Thanh Hóa (9), Nam Định (8), Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu (7), Hưng Yên (7), Lai Châu (7), Điện Biên (7), Cao Bằng (6), Khánh Hòa (4), Bình Phước (2), Đồng Nai (2) and Hậu Giang (1).
All the new infections were domestic. A total of 755 new transmissions were detected in the community.
The latest case update brings the national caseload to 10,724,554 so far.
Việt Nam recorded zero COVID-deaths on Saturday.
The total number of COVID-related fatalities in the country remains at 43,080, accounting for 0.4 per cent of total cases.
A further 9,601 patients were given the all-clear, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,496,407.
Nearly 221.9 million shots of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country to date, of which more than 4.7 million doses have been given to children aged 5 to 11. — VNS