Vietnam reports 15,936 COVID-19 infections, 190 coronavirus-linked fatalities

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Vietnam reports 15,936 COVID-19 infections, 190 coronavirus-linked fatalities

A woman gets vaccinated against COVID-19 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo: Duyen Phan / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health confirmed 15,936 coronavirus cases in Vietnam on Monday, along with 24,461 recoveries and 190 mortalities.

The latest infections, including 20 imported and 15,916 domestic transmissions, were reported in 60 provinces and cities, the ministry said, adding that 11,017 patients caught the virus in the community.

Hanoi documented 2,100 of the newest local cases, Hai Phong City 1,749, Tay Ninh Province 919, Vinh Long Province 842, Ca Mau Province 821, Khanh Hoa Province 786, Ho Chi Minh City 662, Bac Ninh Province 460, Thua Thien-Hue Province 321, Lam Dong Province 255, Ha Giang Province 236, Quang Ninh Province 189, Da Nang 159, Quang Nam Province 153, Can Tho City 140, Binh Thuan Province 126, Bac Giang Province 84, Binh Duong Province 75, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 73, and Dong Nai Province 72.

Vietnam had found 16,914 domestically-acquired infections on Sunday.

The country has detected 1,773,170 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,394,340 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City leads the tally with 504,859 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 290,996, Dong Nai Province with 98,132, Tay Ninh Province with 77,921, Hanoi with 51,933, Dong Thap Province with 44,858, Can Tho City with 41,576, Long An Province with 40,512, Khanh Hoa Province with 35,356, Tien Giang Province with 34,088, An Giang Province with 33,129, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 26,569, Binh Thuan Province with 26,259, and Da Nang with 11,738.

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

The health ministry announced 24,461 recovered patients on Monday, raising the total to 1,397,157.

The toll has climbed to 33,021 fatalities after the ministry documented 190 deaths on the same day, including 31 in Ho Chi Minh City, 19 in An Giang Province, 14 in Dong Thap Province, 13 in Vinh Long Province, 13 in Can Tho City, 12 in Tay Ninh Province, and the remainder in 17 other provinces and cities.

Vietnam has documented 1,778,976 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country early last year.

Health workers have administered upwards of 153.5 million vaccine doses, including 594,568 shots on Sunday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

Above 77.7 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while more than 69.2 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 increased to 6,514,484.

Many provinces and cities are immunizing children aged 12-17 against COVID-19, using Pfizer-BioNTech shots.

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