HANOI, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam reported 3,168 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, including 3,159 locally transmitted and nine imported, according to the country's Ministry of Health.
Most of the community cases were detected in southern localities, including 968 in Ho Chi Minh City, 439 in Binh Duong province, and 393 in Dong Nai province.
The new infections brought the country's total tally to 867,221, with 21,269 deaths, the ministry said.
Nationwide, 792,980 COVID-19 patients have so far recovered, while over 63.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, according to the ministry.
As of Monday, Vietnam has registered a total of 862,531 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases since the start of the current wave in late April, the ministry said. Enditem