The Ministry of Health registered 14,818 COVID-19 patients throughout Vietnam on Monday, along with 89,842 recoveries and 212 fatalities.
The latest infections, including 35 imported and 14,783 domestic transmissions, were reported in 62 provinces and cities, the ministry said, noting that 9,396 caught the virus in the community.
Hanoi logged 2,830 of the newest local cases, Khanh Hoa Province 795, Binh Phuoc Province 640, Hai Phong City 592, Ca Mau Province 540, Da Nang 453, Ho Chi Minh City 437, Hung Yen Province 379, Thanh Hoa Province 297, Quang Ninh Province 294, Thua Thien-Hue Province 271, Lam Dong Province 227, Thai Nguyen Province 199, Hai Duong Province 181, Quang Nam Province 155, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 133, Can Tho City 132, Binh Thuan Province 94, Binh Duong Province 55, and Dong Nai Province 46.
Vietnam had detected 15,751 domestically-acquired infections on Sunday.
The Southeast Asian country has documented 1,908,353 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27, 2021. More than 1.58 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.
Ho Chi Minh City leads the caseload with 508,247 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 291,501, Dong Nai Province with 98,791, Tay Ninh Province with 82,684, Hanoi with 70,808, Dong Thap Province with 45,761, Can Tho City with 42,922, Long An Province with 40,790, Khanh Hoa Province with 40,908, Tien Giang Province with 34,660, An Giang Province with 34,399, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 27,718, Binh Thuan Province with 27,291, and Da Nang with 14,204.
Vietnam found only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.
The health ministry confirmed 89,842 recovered patients on Monday, raising the tally to 1,590,090.
The toll has increased to 34,531 deaths after the ministry recorded 212 mortalities on the same day, including 28 in An Giang Province, 22 in Soc Trang Province, 19 in Ho Chi Minh City, 17 in Hanoi, 16 in Dong Thap Province, 12 in Binh Phuoc Province, and the remainder in 21 other provinces and cities.
Vietnam has reported 1,914,393 patients, including 31 imported Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.
Health workers have given over 161 million vaccine doses, including 1,248,099 shots on Sunday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.
More than 78.2 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while upwards of 71.1 million have been injected twice.
The number of third doses – including additional primary shots for immunocompromised people, boosters, and third jabs of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine – has surpassed 11.8 million.
Many provinces and cities are immunizing children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, using Pfizer-BioNTech shots.
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15,935 new coronavirus cases recorded on Friday
HÀ NỘI — A total of 15,935 new COVID-19 patients were reported in Việt Nam on Friday, raising the total number to 2,110,737.
Thirty-four were imported infections and the remaining domestic. New cases were reported in 62 out of 63 provinces and cities across the country.
A total of 10,912 transmissions were detected in the community.
The capital city of Hà Nội again led the list, with 2,805 cases.
The other localities that reported new infections were Đà Nẵng (964), Hải Phòng (796), Hưng Yên (685), Bến Tre (618), Thanh Hóa (509), Quảng Ngãi (482), Bình Phước (475), Bình Định (420), Bắc Ninh (418), Quảng Ninh (369), Khánh Hòa (346), Quảng Nam (344), Hải Dương (341), Cà Mau (319), Bắc Giang (299), Vĩnh Phúc (280), Thừa Thiên Huế (280), Thái Nguyên (268), Vĩnh Long (263), Trà Vinh (240), Tây Ninh (237), Nghệ An (233), Lâm Đồng (231), HCM City (227), Nam Định (223), Phú Thọ (209), Hòa Bình (208), Thái Bình (187), Ninh Bình (151), Lào Cai (134), Tuyên Quang (129), Hà Nam (128), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (127), Điện Biên (115), Bạc Liêu (113), Lạng Sơn (112), Đắk Nông (101), Gia Lai (99), Sơn La (99), Hà Giang (99), Bình Dương (95), Quảng Bình (90), Hậu Giang (87), Phú Yên (84), Yên Bái (84), Đồng Tháp (81), Kon Tum (73), Kiên Giang (72), Bình Thuận (71), Cần Thơ (61), Quảng Trị (56), Sóc Trăng (55), Hà Tĩnh (52), Đồng Nai (51), Cao Bằng (51), An Giang (39), Ninh Thuận (31), Tiền Giang (28), Long An (22), Lai Châu (22) and Bắc Kạn (13).
Việt Nam has seen 133 cases of the Omicron variant so far, in Hà Nội (12), Quảng Nam (27), HCM City (65), Hải Dương (1), Hải Phòng (1), Thanh Hóa (2), Đà Nẵng (8), Khánh Hòa (11), Long An (1) and Quảng Ninh (2).
A further 2,256 patients were declared recovered, taking the number of people given the all-clear so far to 1,797,180.
A total of 177 fatalities related to COVID-19 were announced. To date, the country has had 36,443 deaths, making up 1.7 per cent of total infections and ranking 25th out of 224 countries and territories worldwide.
More than 173.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the country so far. —
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