Health ministry records 15,743 more COVID-19 cases, 126 deaths in Vietnam

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Health ministry records 15,743 more COVID-19 cases, 126 deaths in Vietnam

A woman gets a third COVID-19 vaccine dose in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam documented 15,743 additional COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, together with 62,889 recovered patients and 126 virus-associated fatalities.

The newest cases, including 44 imported and 15,699 domestic transmissions, were detected in 61 provinces and cities, the Ministry of Health reported, clarifying that 10,733 were infected in the community.

Hanoi logged 2,956 of the latest local cases, Da Nang 989, Hai Phong City 704, Thanh Hoa Province 685, Hung Yen Province 623, Bac Ninh Province 560, Hai Duong Province 397, Nam Dinh Province 337, Quang Ninh Province 322, Thua Thien-Hue Province 305, Quang Nam Province 301, Lam Dong Province 225, Quang Binh Province 186, Ha Nam Province 138, Ho Chi Minh City 99, Tuyen Quang Province 70, Can Tho City 42, and Cao Bang Province 34.

Vietnam had registered 14,307 locally-transmitted infections on Monday.

The country has confirmed 2,164,794 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27, 2021. Above 1.9 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City has suffered the most with 512,970 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 292,364, Hanoi with 114,586, Dong Nai Province with 99,717, Tay Ninh Province with 87,435, Ca Mau Province 55,093, Dong Thap Province with 47,121, Can Tho City with 44,206, Long An Province with 41,436, An Giang Province with 35,372, Tien Giang Province with 35,246, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 30,466, Binh Thuan Province with 28,962, and Da Nang with 27,133.

Vietnam recorded only 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.

The health ministry declared 62,889 coronavirus patients recovered on Tuesday, bringing the national count to 1,904,069.

The toll has spiked to 37,010 deaths after the ministry announced 126 fatalities on the same day, including 18 in Hanoi, nine in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, nine in Tien Giang Province, nine in Vinh Long Province, eight in Can Tho City, seven in Hai Phong City, and the remainder in 22 other provinces and cities.

Vietnam has logged 2,171,527 patients in total, including 163 imported and community-based Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

The Omicron cases consist of 93 in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 in Quang Nam Province, 14 in Hanoi, 11 in Khanh Hoa Province, eight in Da Nang, two in Thanh Hoa Province, two in Quang Ninh Province, two in Kien Giang Province, one in Hai Duong Province, one in Hai Phong City, one in Long An Province, and one in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

Health workers have given upwards of 177 million vaccine doses, including 943,564 shots on Monday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

Over 78.9 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while more than 73.8 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 topped 24.7 million.

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