Vietnam records 16,325 coronavirus infections, 50,191 recoveries, 250 fatalities

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Vietnam records 16,325 coronavirus infections, 50,191 recoveries, 250 fatalities

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

The Ministry of Health documented 16,325 new COVID-19 cases throughout Vietnam on Tuesday, along with 50,191 recoveries and 250 virus-related deaths.

The latest infections, including nine imported and 16,316 domestic transmissions, were registered in all 62 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 11,309 patients caught the pathogen in the community.

Hanoi logged 1,704 of the newest local cases, Ca Mau Province 1,590, Tay Ninh Province 939, Ho Chi Minh City 813, Khanh Hoa Province 798, Can Tho City 797, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 378, Thua Thien-Hue Province 370, Dong Nai Province 284, Lam Dong Province 254, Binh Thuan Province 248, Hai Phong City 235, Bac Ninh Province 202, Da Nang 169, Binh Duong Province 134, Quang Nam Province 120, and Quang Ninh Province 91.

Vietnam had detected 14,966 locally-acquired infections on Monday.

The country has found 1,566,261 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,157,273 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City has been hit the hardest with 496,183 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 289,464, Dong Nai Province with 95,496, Tay Ninh Province with 65,900, Long An Province with 39,760, Dong Thap Province with 37,192, Can Tho City with 34,925, Tien Giang Province with 31,652, An Giang Province with 29,874, Hanoi with 27,583, Khanh Hoa Province with 25,108, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 24,322, Binh Thuan Province with 23,683, and Da Nang with 9,616.

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

The health ministry confirmed 50,191 recovered patients on Tuesday, taking the total to 1,160,090.

The toll has mounted to 30,041 fatalities after the ministry announced 250 deaths on the same day, including 58 in Ho Chi Minh City, 31 in Tay Ninh Province, 20 in Dong Nai Province, 15 in Tien Giang Province, 14 in Binh Duong Province, 12 in Can Tho City, and the remaining in 20 other provinces and cities.

Vietnam has recorded 1,571,780 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country early last year.

Health workers have administered over 140 million vaccine doses, including 981,748 shots on Monday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

More than 76.1 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while above 62.9 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 climbed to 1,363,917.

Vietnam aims to fully inoculate 100 percent of its adult population this year. Many provinces and cities are immunizing children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, using Pfizer-BioNTech shots.

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