Vietnam announces an additional 26,379 coronavirus cases

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Vietnam announces an additional 26,379 coronavirus cases

A student reacts when getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health recorded 26,379 new COVID-19 patients in Vietnam on Sunday, alongside 7,815 recoveries and 84 virus-related fatalities.

The newest cases, including seven imported and 26,372 domestic transmissions, were detected in 58 provinces and cities, the health ministry said, adding that 18,269 caught the pathogen in the community.

Hanoi logged 2,940 of the latest local cases, Hai Duong Province 1,906, Nam Dinh Province 1,894, Hai Phong City 1,483, Thai Nguyen Province 1,281, Nghe An Province 1,166, Ninh Binh Province 1,099, Vinh Phuc Province 976, Bac Ninh Province 850, Da Nang 842, Quang Ninh Province 608, Quang Nam Province 576, Dak Lak Province 535, Lam Dong Province 332, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 213, Thua Thien-Hue Province 202, Khanh Hoa Province 190, Ho Chi Minh City 182, Ha Giang Province 110, Binh Duong Province 86, Binh Thuan Province 32, and Can Tho City 26.

Vietnam had reported 26,023 locally-transmitted infections on Saturday.

The country has logged 2,503,698 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave broke out on April 27, 2021. Over 2.22 million of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City is on top of the caseload with 515,851 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 293,080, Hanoi with 168,766, Dong Nai Province with 100,063, Tay Ninh Province with 88,749, Ca Mau Province 57,477, Binh Phuoc Province 48,589, Dong Thap Province with 47,619, Vinh Long Province 44,733, Can Tho City with 44,553, Da Nang with 43,678, Long An Province with 41,861, An Giang Province with 35,666, Tien Giang Province with 35,402, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 32,110, and Binh Thuan Province with 29,928.

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

The health ministry registered 7,815 hospital discharges on Sunday, taking the national count to 2,226,754.

The toll has spiked to 38,946, with 84 virus-associated mortalities added today.

Vietnam has confirmed 2,510,860 patients in total, including 197 imported and community-based Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

Healthcare workers have given upwards of 185.7 million vaccine doses, including 476,560 shots on Saturday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

More than 79.2 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while over 74.7 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 surpassed 31.7 million.

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