Vietnam records 8,813 more COVID-19 infections

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Vietnam records 8,813 more COVID-19 infections

A sixth grader is vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed 8,813 new COVID-19 infections across the nation on Sunday, along with 4,581 recoveries and nine virus-related deaths.

The newest cases, all but one of which were local transmissions, were detected in 60 provinces and cities, the health ministry said in a daily report, noting that 6,245 caught the pathogen from the community.

Hanoi reported 970 of the latest domestic cases, Bac Giang Province 540, Quang Ninh Province 495, Nghe An Province 442, Lao Cai Province 325, Bac Kan Province 278, Quang Binh Province 236, Cao Bang Province 163, Lam Dong Province 162, Bac Ninh Province 126, Da Nang Province 116, Vinh Long Province 87, Quang Nam Province 56, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 54, Hai Phong City 49, Ho Chi Minh City 48, Binh Duong Province 28, and Can Tho City six.

The Ministry of Health reported 10,365 infections on Saturday.

Vietnam has logged 10,555,753 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave broke out on April 27, 2021. Over nine million of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Hanoi is atop the tally with 1,540,944 patients, followed by Ho Chi Minh City with 608,010, Nghe An Province 425,727, Binh Duong Province with 383,191, Hai Duong Province 359,754, Bac Ninh Province 338,308, Ca Mau Province 149,986, Tay Ninh Province with 137,004, Hai Phong City 119,409, Binh Phuoc Province 117,453, Dong Nai Province with 106,623, Da Nang with 101,365, and Can Tho City with 49,415.

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

The health ministry documented 4,581 recovered patients on Sunday, bringing the national count to 9,086,075.

The toll has risen to 43,013, with nine pathogen-associated mortalities added today.

Vietnam has found 10,563,502 cases in total since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country in early 2020.

Health workers have given above 212 million vaccine doses, including 397,919 shots on Saturday, since inoculation was rolled out nationwide on March 8, 2021.

More than 194 million doses have been administered to the adult demographic of the country’s 98 million people, including 71,433,026 first shots, 68,594,984 second doses, 15,199,860 additional primary jabs, and 37,742,213 boosters.

A combined 17,339,166 shots have been injected into children aged 12-17, including 8,884,614 first doses and 8,454,552 second jabs.

Upwards of 575,771 doses have been given to children aged 5-11.

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