HCMC – The Ministry of Health this evening, October 24, confirmed 4,045 fresh Covid-19 cases, with 17 of them imported and 4,028 locally infected in 47 cities and provinces, up by 667 cases against yesterday.
Among the domestic transmission cases, HCMC took the lead with 966 cases, up by 217 day-on-day, bringing to 425,121 the total number of Covid cases in the city in the current fourth wave of the pandemic, which began in late April.
Binh Duong Province came second with 524 cases, followed by Dong Nai with 429, An Giang with 297, Daklak with 193, Bac Lieu with 155, Tay Ninh with 132 and Tra Vinh with 113. Other provinces reported fewer than 100 cases each.
The country’s Covid cases have climbed to 888,940, with 884,177 domestic infections recorded in the fourth wave.
As many as 805,978 Covid patients nationwide have recovered from the disease.
The ministry reported 53 Covid deaths today, with 30 of them in HCMC, 12 in Binh Duong, five in Dong Nai, two in each of Long An and An Giang provinces and one in each of Tay Ninh and Bac Lieu provinces, taking the country’s death toll to 21,673.
Today, the HCMC government announced the Covid transmission risk levels for the city and 21 districts and Thu Duc City in line with the Government’s Resolution 128 and the Ministry of Health’s Decision 4800.
HCMC is at moderate risk, while nine of its districts are at low risk, 12 others at moderate risk and the remaining district at high risk.
The low-risk areas include Thu Duc City and the districts of Go Vap, Tan Binh, 1, 7, 8, 10, Can Gio and Cu Chi.
Binh Tan District is at high risk, while the remaining 12 districts are at moderate risk.
The city government asked relevant departments and the 21 districts and Thu Duc City to work out plans and administrative measures to adapt safely and flexibly to the pandemic based on the transmission risk levels.
In another development, the government of Cho Moi District in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang has announced My Luong and Cho Moi towns are at extremely high risk of transmission after over 100 Covid cases were detected there.
Doan Thanh Loc, vice chairman of Cho Moi District, said the district would propose the provincial government send anti-Covid forces to help the two towns bring the pandemic under control as soon as possible.