Việt Nam reports record COVID cases for 7th day in a row: over 94,300 infections

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Workers in factories of Bắc Giang Province receive COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. — VNA/VNS Photo Đồng Thuý

HÀ NỘI — With a total of 94,385 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the past 24 hours, Việt Nam has seen a record-breaking single-day increase for the seventh day in a row.

This brings the country’s caseload to 3,443,485, placing Việt Nam at 30th of 225 countries and territories in terms of infections worldwide.

The capital city of Hà Nội continues to be the leading area for infections with a record 12,850 cases confirmed, and 21 deaths reported.

There are over 466,400 active COVID-19 transmissions under home treatment, accounting for 98.6 per cent of the total current caseload.

The remaining infections were found in Quảng Ninh (9,105), Nghệ An (3,958), Bắc Ninh (3,572), Hưng Yên (3,309), Lào Cai (3,233), Nam Định (2,921), Phú Thọ (2,887), Vĩnh Phúc (2,852), Hòa Bình (2,493), Lạng Sơn (2,439), Hải Dương (2,337), Tuyên Quang (2,287), Đắk Lắk (2,276), Hải Phòng (2,216), Ninh Bình (2,196), Sơn La (2,103), Hà Giang (2,080), Yên Bái (1,998), Bắc Giang (1,986), Thái Bình (1,848), Hồ Chí Minh City (1,790), Quảng Bình (1,735), Lai Châu (1,663), Thái Nguyên (1,492), Bình Phước (1,232), Cao Bằng (1,201), Đà Nẵng (1,128), Khánh Hòa (1,117), Điện Biên (1,018), Quảng Trị (978), Hà Nam (925), Bình Định (887), Đắk Nông (856), Cà Mau (836), Thanh Hóa (788), Hà Tĩnh (760), Phú Yên (744), Lâm Đồng (708), Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu (589), Quảng Nam (437), Bình Dương (393), Quảng Ngãi (373), Bến Tre (258), Tây Ninh (250), Thừa Thiên Huế (212), Bình Thuận (199), Kon Tum (196), Bạc Liêu (149), Đồng Nai (106), Trà Vinh (74), Long An (71), Vĩnh Long (65), Sóc Trăng (43), Kiên Giang (42), Cần Thơ (39), Đồng Tháp (27), Ninh Thuận (20), An Giang (13), Tiền Giang (11) and Hậu Giang (5).

Also on Monday, the northern province of Quảng Ninh registered an additional 28,095 cases of COVID-19 on the national case management system, after reviewing documents.

The seven-day rolling average of daily infections in Việt Nam is currently at 74,773, rising dramatically from 40,164 a week ago.

A total of 27,039 recoveries were registered, bringing the total given the all-clear to 2,438,951.

About 3,743 COVID-19 patients are in serious or critical condition, with the majority requiring oxygen masks, 272 requiring invasive ventilation and 10 on life support.

Việt Nam recorded 108 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total fatalities from the virus to 40,252, or 1.2 per cent of transmissions.

The seven-day average of daily deaths in Việt Nam is currently at 92, higher than 81 a week ago.

Over 193.62 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered in Việt Nam, including 176.45 million doses in adults, 70.76 million first doses, 68.55 million second doses and 23.45 million booster doses.

61 out of 63 localities in the country have achieved vaccination coverage above 90 per cent in the adult population.

A total of 16.95 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been given to children aged 12-17 years. 53 out of 63 localities reported coverage higher than 90 per cent in this age group. — VNS

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