Vietnam announces 36,200 new COVID-19 infections

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Vietnam announces 36,200 new COVID-19 infections

A student gets immunized against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Xuan Mai / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health documented 36,200 additional COVID-19 infections across Vietnam on Thursday, along with 5,810 recovered patients and 90 virus-related fatalities.

The newest cases, including 10 imported and 36,190 domestic transmissions, were confirmed in 62 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, elaborating that 25,345 caught the virus in the community.

Hanoi registered 3,893 of the latest local cases, Thai Nguyen Province 2,478, Quang Ninh Province 2,477, Hai Phong City 1,548, Phu Tho Province 1,417, Vinh Phuc Province 1,362, Bac Ninh Province 1,362, Nghe An Province 1,352, Hai Duong Province 1,350, Nam Dinh Province 1,344, Hoa Binh Province 1,256, Bac Giang Province 1,112, Thai Binh Province 877, Da Nang 705, Quang Nam Province 614, Quang Binh Province 569, Ho Chi Minh City 483, Lam Dong Province 374, Thua Thien-Hue Province 241, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 133, Binh Thuan Province 105, and Can Tho City 11.

Vietnam had recorded 34,723 locally-acquired infections on Wednesday.

The country has reported 2,635,814 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave broke out on April 27, 2021. Over 2.25 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City has been heavily affected with 517,580 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 293,356, Hanoi with 184,026, Dong Nai Province with 100,319, Tay Ninh Province with 88,904, Ca Mau Province 58,029, Binh Phuoc Province 49,805, Dong Thap Province with 47,713, Da Nang with 46,645, Vinh Long Province 44,957, Can Tho City with 44,615, Long An Province with 41,906, An Giang Province with 35,728, Tien Giang Province with 35,427, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 33,317, and Binh Thuan Province with 30,309.

Vietnam detected merely 1,570 locally-transmitted infections in total in the previous three waves.

The health ministry announced 5,810 recoveries on Thursday, taking the national count to 2,254,965.

The toll has jumped to 39,278, with 90 pathogen-linked mortalities added yesterday.

Vietnam has logged 2,643,024 patients in total, including 200 imported and community-based Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

Healthcare workers have given more than 189.7 million vaccine doses, including 2,738,773 shots on Wednesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

Above 79.9 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while upwards of 75.7 million have been jabbed twice.

The number of third doses – including additional primary shots for immunocompromised people, boosters, and third jabs of Cuba’s Abdala vaccine has hit 34,141,698.

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