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Vietnam records 13,889 new coronavirus infections, 38,260 recoveries, 245 deaths

Vietnam records 13,889 new coronavirus infections, 38,260 recoveries, 245 deaths

Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 19:41 GMT+7
Vietnam records 13,889 new coronavirus infections, 38,260 recoveries, 245 deaths
A senior citizen has his nasal swab collected for COVID-19 testing in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

The Ministry of Health documented 13,889 new COVID-19 cases throughout Vietnam on Wednesday, together with 38,260 recoveries and 245 virus-related deaths.

The latest infections, including 16 imported and 13,873 domestic transmissions, were detected in 60 provinces and cities, the ministry said, noting that 8,853 patients were infected in the community.

Hanoi logged 1,766 of the newest local cases, Tay Ninh Province 938, Vinh Long Province 917, Khanh Hoa Province 793, Ho Chi Minh City 702, Phu Yen Province 686, Thua Thien-Hue Province 390, Lam Dong Province 347, Quang Nam Province 291, Hai Phong City 271, Bac Ninh Province 263, Dong Nai Province 213, Da Nang 180, Binh Thuan Province 159, Quang Ninh Province 158, Can Tho City 137, Binh Duong Province 119, and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province 52.    

Vietnam had found 14,421 domestically-acquired infections on Tuesday.

The country has confirmed 1,689,194 community transmissions in all its 63 provinces and cities since the fourth virus wave erupted on April 27. A combined 1,299,725 of them have recovered from COVID-19.

Ho Chi Minh City has been hit the hardest with 501,990 patients, followed by Binh Duong Province with 290,468, Dong Nai Province with 97,380, Tay Ninh Province with 73,398, Dong Thap Province with 43,021, Hanoi with 42,260, Can Tho City with 40,287, Long An Province with 40,244, Tien Giang Province with 33,270, An Giang Province with 31,903, Khanh Hoa Province with 31,418, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province with 25,988, Binh Thuan Province with 25,406, and Da Nang with 10,850.

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

The health ministry registered 38,260 recovered patients on Wednesday, bringing the total count to 1,302,542.

The toll has ascended to 31,877 deaths after the ministry confirmed 245 fatalities on the same day, including 40 in Ho Chi Minh City, 28 in An Giang Province, 21 in Dong Nai Province, 15 in Dong Thap Province, 15 in Tien Giang Province, 14 in Binh Duong Province, 11 in Hanoi, and the remainder in 18 other provinces and cities.  

Vietnam has recorded 1,694,874 patients since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the country early last year.

Health workers have administered above 148 million vaccine doses, including 811.888 shots on Tuesday, since vaccination was rolled out nationwide on March 8.

More than 77.3 million of the country’s 98 million people have received at least one dose while over 67.3 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 risen to 3,517,593.

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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Viet Toan / Tuoi Tre News

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