Hà Nội cases top 2,000 for the first time

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Booster shots of vaccine being administered in Lạng Sơn City. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuấn

HÀ NỘI – Daily COVID-19 cases in Hà Nội have reached 2,045, the highest number in the capital city since the start of the pandemic.

Hà Nội has consistently had the highest number of new infections in the country for the past two weeks, though this is the first time cases have risen above 2,000 new infections in a day.

These figures are included in the 16,948 total new COVID-19 cases reported by the Ministry of Health on Sunday.

A further 221 deaths were also announced across the country.

The national caseload since the start of the pandemic now stands at 1,763,040. In the last seven days, the country has reported an average of 15,479 new infections daily.

Among the new cases, 34 were imported and the rest were domestic. A total of 11,948 infections were detected in the community.

Other localities reporting new transmissions were Hải Phòng (1,804), Vĩnh Long (1,280), Tây Ninh (946), Bình Phước (782), Khánh Hòa (780), Cà Mau (619), Bình Định (576), Hải Dương (545), Bạc Liêu (464), Trà Vinh (452), Bắc Ninh (403), HCM City (384), Thừa Thiên Huế (350), Cần Thơ (293), Lâm Đồng (240), An Giang (235), Hưng Yên (223), Quảng Ninh (219), Đà Nẵng (202), Đắk Lắk (185), Hậu Giang (184), Sóc Trăng (171), Kiên Giang (169), Nghệ An (162), Hà Giang (148), Hòa Bình (147), Gia Lai (146), Bình Dương (145), Quảng Trị (143), Lạng Sơn (141), Đồng Tháp (140), Đồng Nai (139), Quảng Nam (127), Bến Tre (120), Phú Yên (119), Thanh Hóa (117), Tiền Giang (115), Quảng Ngãi (112), Đắk Nông (105), Ninh Bình (99), Nam Định (93), Vĩnh Phúc (92), Bắc Giang (90), Hà Nam (85), Thái Nguyên (80), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (72), Thái Bình (69), Phú Thọ (65), Quảng Bình (55), Kon Tum (54), Long An (51), Sơn La (50), Ninh Thuận (49), Cao Bằng (46), Lào Cai (41), Bắc Kạn (39), Tuyên Quang (24), Bình Thuận (22), Điện Biên (21), Yên Bái (20), Lai Châu (11), and Hà Tĩnh (9).

The 221 fatalities were in HCM City (30), Đồng Nai (41), An Giang (17), Vĩnh Long (16), Đồng Tháp (15), Cần Thơ (15), Tiền Giang (11), Hậu Giang (9), Tây Ninh (8 ), Hà Nội (8), Sóc Trăng (7), Bình Dương (7), Kiên Giang (7), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (6), Khánh Hoà (5), Bạc Liêu (4), Bình Thuận (3), Cà Mau (3), Nam Định (2), Trà Vinh (2), Nghệ An (1), Đắk Lắk (1), Hà Giang (1), Gia Lai (1), and Long An (1).

The number of deaths recorded in Đồng Nai includes fatalities from the previous day.

Việt Nam’s COVID-19 death toll is now 32,831, or 1.9 per cent of the total infections.

According to the Ministry of Health, 6,746 patients nationwide are in serious condition, of which 815 are on invasive ventilation and 24 on life support (ECMO).

A further 14,420 patients were given the all-clear on Sunday, taking the total number of recoveries to 1,372,696.

Over 152.8 million doses of vaccine have been administered in the country to date; more than 77.7 million people have received at least one dose. — VNS

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