Vietnam confirms lowest daily coronavirus case spike in 3 months

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Vietnam confirms lowest daily coronavirus case spike in 3 months

Medical staff cheer at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Lunar New Year’s Day, February 1, 2022. Photo: Tu Trung / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health recorded 8,744 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, along with 6,795 recoveries.

The daily case rise is the lowest in three months, according to the health ministry’s data.

The newest cases, including 22 imported and 8,722 domestic transmissions, were logged in 59 provinces and cities, the ministry said.

Hanoi documented 2,716 of the latest local cases, Da Nang 778, Thanh Hoa Province 353, Hai Phong City 283, Hai Duong Province 233, Quang Nam Province 221, Gia Lai Province 200, Vinh Phuc Province 170, Ho Chi Minh City 148, Ninh Binh Province 144, Thai Nguyen Province 100, Lam Dong Province 93, Thua Thien-Hue Province 86, Dien Bien Province 34, Khanh Hoa Province 25, Binh Duong Province 19, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province five.

Vietnam had announced 11,011 locally-transmitted infections on Tuesday.

The country has reported 2,288,441 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27, 2021. Over two million of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh has been hit the hardest with 514,195 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 292,707, Hanoi with 137,141, Dong Nai Province with 99,911, Tay Ninh Province with 88,348, Ca Mau Province 56,100, Dong Thap Province with 47,389, Binh Phuoc Province 46,346, Can Tho City with 44,383, Vinh Long Province 44,090, Long An Province with 41,686, An Giang Province with 35,558, Tien Giang Province with 35,335, Da Nang with 34,062, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 30,933, and Binh Thuan Province with 29,368.

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

The health ministry declared 6,795 patients recovered on Wednesday, bringing the national count to 2,068,853.

The toll stood at 37,777 deaths on Monday, after which the health ministry stopped giving mortality updates, saying it would resume them from Thursday.

Vietnam has detected 2,295,494 patients in total, including 186 imported and community-based Omicron infections, since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

The Omicron cases consist of 92 in Ho Chi Minh City, 27 in Quang Nam Province, 20 in Quang Ninh Province, 14 in Hanoi, 11 in Khanh Hoa Province, eight in Da Nang, four in Kien Giang Province, two in Thanh Hoa Province, two in Hai Duong Province, one in Hai Phong City, one in Long An Province, one in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, one in Binh Duong Province, one in Lam Dong Province, and one in Ninh Binh Province.

Healthcare workers have administered above 181.5 million vaccine doses, including 11,855 shots on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

More than 79 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while upwards of 74.1 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 28.3 million.

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