Việt Nam hits 5 million COVID-19 cases

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A COVID-19 vaccine is administered in the southern province of Bến Tre. — VNA/VNS Photo Chương Đài

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has surpassed 5 million COVID infections, as the country registered a record 164,596 new daily cases on Wednesday.

After the country entered its fourth wave of the virus in late April 2021, it took just over six months to reach 1 million transmissions on November 11. By January 15, 2022, it had doubled.

By February 24, it hit 3 million, and by March 4 it had hit 4 million.

Just five days later, it has reached 5,042,036 cases.

The capital Hà Nội continued to record the highest number of daily cases at 31,365.

Other infections were found in Nghệ An (10,296), Bắc Ninh (9,068), Phú Thọ (5,594), Sơn La (4,924), Hưng Yên (4,102), Hòa Bình (3,997), Bình Dương (3,993), Nam Định (3,980), Lạng Sơn (3,905), Hải Dương (3,636), Tuyên Quang (3,498), Cà Mau (3,294), Đắk Lắk (3,119), Hải Phòng (3,027), Lào Cai (2,939), Quảng Ninh (2,905), Bắc Giang (2,794), Thái Nguyên (2,790), Điện Biên (2,772), Vĩnh Phúc (2,729), Quảng Trị (2,673), Bình Định (2,620), Thái Bình (2,608), Ninh Bình (2.554), Gia Lai (2.551), Quảng Bình (2.473), Hồ Chí Minh City (2,463), Hà Nam (2,372), Bình Phước (2,316), Cao Bằng (2,298), Bắc Kạn (2,258), Hà Giang (2,177), Yên Bái (2,064), Lai Châu (1,869), Khánh Hòa (1,861), Đà Nẵng (1,758), Lâm Đồng (1,224), Bến Tre (1,182), Thanh Hóa (1,163), Đắk Nông (1,011), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (957), Tây Ninh (955), Hà Tĩnh (858), Vĩnh Long (754), Phú Yên (746), Quảng Ngãi (722), Bình Thuận (628), Trà Vinh (437), Thừa Thiên Huế (368), Kon Tum (367), Quảng Nam (323), Bạc Liêu (312), Long An (226), Cần Thơ (191), Đồng Nai (140), Kiên Giang (76), An Giang (73), Hậu Giang (61), Đồng Tháp (49), Tiền Giang (40), Sóc Trăng (39) and Ninh Thuận (32).

Nghệ An Province registered an additional 45,896 infections recorded in the previous days.

Bắc Giang and Quảng Ninh Provinces also registered 30,353 and 24,318 extra cases, respectively.

Among the new transmissions, 20 were imported and the rest were local. A total of 106,573 new infections were detected in the community.

There were also 109 COVID-related fatalities announced in Thái Nguyên (10), Đồng Nai (8), Hà Nội (8), Nam Định (7), Hà Nam (6), Bắc Ninh (5), Nghệ An (5), Phú Thọ (5), Bắc Giang (4), Đà Nẵng (4), Quảng Ninh (4), Cà Mau (3), Hà Giang (3), Hải Dương (3), Kiên Giang (3), Bạc Liêu (2), Gia Lai (2), Ninh Bình (2), Quảng Ngãi (2), Quảng Trị (2), TP. Hồ Chí Minh (2), Trà Vinh (2), Bến Tre (1), Bình Dương (1), Cần Thơ (1), Điện Biên (1), Đồng Tháp (1), Hà Tĩnh (1), Hải Phòng (1), Hậu Giang (1), Hòa Bình (1), Lâm Đồng (1), Phú Yên (1), Quảng Bình (1), Thái Bình (1), Thanh Hóa (1), Tuyên Quang (1), Vĩnh Long (1) and Yên Bái (1).

The number of deaths in Thái Nguyên, Đồng Nai, Nam Định, Hà Nam, Phú Thọ, and Hà Giang Provinces includes data from the previous day

Việt Nam’s COVID-19 death toll is now 41,086, accounting for 0.9 per cent of total cases.

The health ministry also reported that 3,878 patients nationwide are in critical condition, with 344 requiring invasive ventilation and four on life support.

A further 65,872 patients were given the all-clear on Wednesday, taking the total number of recoveries to 2,855,214.

More than 198.6 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country to date. — VNS

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